Sunday, August 26, 2012
Using A Sketch (using only patterned paper), Playing with October Afternoon
I have been playing some more with the October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection in the store and having so much fun blending all the patterns together. I knew they would be a perfect match for this sketch that is on the October Afternoon blog...
and my page
"learn right now"
I decided it would be fun to do a patterned paper only page for the sketch since it had a nice clean design. Using only patterns can sometimes be difficult and it may be hard to know how to mix them up with out making your page too busy. I find a few simple steps can help pull multiple patterns and designs together....
*start with a photo that is simple in colors and activity*
This helps from causing even more busyness on your page.
*add little bits of solid colors somewhere else on your page*
Cute little embellishments or paint can add some nice color to pull it all together.
*add solid color alphabets*
This can be the last little touch to help pull the design all together.
I LOVE using LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of patterns on a page and find these little tips can help them all blend to create a page I really enjoy!
October Afternoon 9 to 5 8x8 Paper Pack
October Afternoon 9 to 5 Paid in Full
October Afternoon 9 to 5 Shape Stickers
October Afternoon 9 to 5 Tidbits
October Afternoon 9 to 5 Buttons
October Afternoon 9 to 5 Miscellany Die Cut Cards & Shapes
October Afternoon 9 to 5 Word Stickers
mist, alphabets, wooden birds, staples and stitches
Posted by lisaplus6 at 8/26/2012 12:00:00 AM