Friday, April 17, 2009

Fun with Patterned Paper

These are colours that I would have never used together in a million years. I'm quite proud of myself. On my continuing mission to eliminate a huge portion of my accumulated scrap pile, I developed a new process. I picked my background PP and then reached in blindly to my pile of large scraps ( the ones that are still 12" on one side are in a separate pile for easy access), and pulled out a piece of mystery paper.... the turquoise one with the white dots. It's difficult to tell on my photo, but the back ground PP is made up of tiny little dots for texture. So now I had a micro-pattern, and a smallish pattern. I looked through my neutral small scraps (I keep all my grey, black, and white scraps in the same container), to find a medium sized PP. The navy cardstock border was added to create some structure. I found the Queens & Co letters to pick up the polka dot pattern on the PP which was in a neutral colour to balance out the punch of colour from the all that turquoise. The letters also pull in the silver/grey from little fins shirt in the photo. Overall, I can't beleive the results and will keep this colour pallete on file for future boy LO's. The embellishment in the top left corner was found completely by accident when I was looking for something else. I've had it for ages! I added the buttons for some texture, and the doodling because... well lets face it... I LOVE doodling. It also picks up the doodled appearance of my medium PP. I decided to take a risk and journal directly on my background PP, how brave am I?

1 comment:

Heather said...

That LO works amazingly well. Good blind choices Jewels. What a scary thing to do, you're braver than me! The way you've put it together pulls everything together just right.