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

Happy Scrapping!!


curlyqmosaics said...

I LOVE this layout! I am a huge fan of lots of patterns, and I think this layout is fabulous! I love how you combined so many patterns together, and that you shared some very useful tips on how to do so! You are awesome!

Michelle said...

I love this LO! I have serious sewing envy!!! I pretty much always use pattern paper for my background!

Amarilys said...

gorgeous layout and sketch! love all the layers on this one Lisa!

Sherri said...

Great tip/technique Lisa, and your layout is fabulous as always.