Saturday, June 21, 2008

Super Star STYLE!

Do you get STUCK when it's time to use lots of patterned paper on your layouts? Do you tend to only use 1 or 2? Well... one of my favorite techniques to use on my layouts, is a big pile of patterned paper. Did you notice that I used 6 (yep SIX) different patterns on this layout... and the only cardstock I used was white?? I love a BUSY scrapbook page... and if you do too, but are afraid to use lots of patterned paper, here are a few tips that might help you out.

#1 - match the papers by COLOR. Choosing papers from a single line can really help you with this step. I used 5 patterned papers from the We R Memory Keepers FRENZY line, and threw in one more from my stash. Let the paper designers do the matching work for you! Add a touch of black too!

#2 - think about SCALE when you choose your papers. If all of your papers have a large scale design, they will tend to clash, even if the colors match. Notice how the papers I have chosen vary in scale (the size of the pattern.) A large scale diagonal strip and a small scale dot, plus a medium scale grid (in 3 different colors) too. Put them all together and your eye won't get stuck on any one paper.

#3 - choose papers of similar style. These are all bright and bold and work perfectly together.

I also threw in lots of embellies to busy up the page... take a look at the WRMK Frenzy Chipboard Words. There is one for every theme... and some Doodlebug glitter chipboard letters in Ladybug match perfectly! My little bit of black comes from super cool Glitz rubons and the fun girl rubons by Scenic Route, love how the butterfly ads a little feminine touch.

Thanks so much for taking a look... and hope you will try some serious layering of patterned paper soon!

~ Dana


Debbie Gaydos said...

What great tips, Dana! That page just ROCKS, too!

Unknown said...

Dana you are really rawking those frenzy pp's!!!