I'm trying to expand on my layouts but I'm not sure how to go about it. If I have 3-4 co-ordinating papers what's the best way to show them. The background will be lighter. Could someone give tips on how to do this? Thanks!
I'm not sure how to explain it so here is a sample of a couple lo's I did with co-ordinating papers. If the papers are all patterned I will tone them down with a solid color. Also if you go through the Gallery, you will see so many Gorgeous lo's where different papers have been used on one lo...
I agree, a solid piece of cardstock helps to break up your patterns. But I consider small patterns/polka dots and sometimes stripes to be a solid when I am planning my pages. I have several new blog posts and gallery pictures that have LOTS of patterns on them!!!
I like to use whatever papers make me feel right about that page, if it takes many, that's OK! I like to use punches with one of the coordinates, then use those as embellishments. For example, punch flowers, then add a brad as the center and maybe some glitter or embossing and then make a border under the title with them. Or make a card with some coordinates and add that to your LO and use as a place for hidden journeling or more pictures. Use as many or as few as YOU wish to! There are so many ways you can make colors work
There are lots of examples in the gallery of several papers from a collection layered on a page. Search for the Graphic 45 "Ladies Diary" collection...there are some beautiful pages that use 4 or 5 papers from the collection. There is a page in my gallery called "Hats" that has several layers of those papers...my inspiration was from some layouts here in the gallery.
Edited by bigredssw on 01-22-13 04:30 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
one of the things that have helped me is that companies are coming out with solid with a subtle monochromatic pattern. You still get the solid cardstock effect with a subtle pattern. It makes it easier to match patterns.
one of the things that have helped me is that companies are coming out with solid with a subtle monochromatic pattern. You still get the solid cardstock effect with a subtle pattern. It makes it easier to match patterns.....
YES, what previous poster said above! Also another thing I found very helpful is to use patterns from the same collection. For a contrasting effect, I will use a busy pattern next to a more subtle pattern. Or stripes against small dots. Here is one example:
Here is one using papers from different companies. I find that matting or using some solid cardstock helps separate the patterns. Also one of my favorite things to do is to use a solid with a subtle monochromatic pattern as the background.