Friday, March 16, 2012

Patterns and colors

Now that my grades are in for trimester 2, I can start posting more frequently--and scrapping more frequently, for that matter!

Here's a layout I did about a week ago. I was inspired by an email challenge in the Big Picture class Twelve to pick patterned paper in my favorite designs and colors and use it on a page. My favorite patters? Circles, stripes, text, woodgrain, and grid. My favorite colors to scrap with? Bright yellow, orange, and green.

I decided to put the design on the text paper so that the colors would pop. Since the colors matched the photo I had, I made a page about my husband's penchant for sending me flowers at work, especially when I ask him to. :-)

Here's the page:

I used the tags from the flowers I've gotten this year as the journaling.



The border was fun to make. I cut some paper into strips, then punched the yellow paper into banners using my Jenni Bowlin/Fiskars banner punch. I layered it on top of the orange woodgrain, which I'd punched with scallops. I finished it off by laying strips of stripe and an old Doodlebug paper frill on top.

I totally thought all these brads were the same color!

What are your favorite patterns and colors? Have you ever tried pulling the papers and patterns first, then picking the photos? I found it inspiring; you should give it a try!


curlyqmosaics said...

Beautiful layout! All the elements pop off that background paper wonderfully! TFS!

Heather M said...

Cute borders! I have liked certain collections that I wanted to use right away so I had to pick photos to go with it.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great Layout! That text paper really does make the colours pop! Thanks for sharing ... I might just have to give that a try!

Heather M said...

Hey Jenny,
I awarded you with the Liebster Blog Award. You can check it out at my blog.