Using one strip from a full sheet of patterend paper I was able to start building a lively, busy and colorful layout for this fun photo.
I loved using a variety of trimmed-down pieces of the patterned paper from this collection in the layouts of my Nana's Kids album. Using minimal pieces of from the Die Cuts With a View "Nana's Kids" versatile collection insured the layouts would be clean and simple. Because the pack is generous with paper (three sheets of each pattern) I'll be able to make at least 12 - 15 more layouts and some cards using small strips, bars and layers with solid cardstocks as the backgrounds.
The word "clowns" was hand lettered using my script handwriting and extra fill-in ink on the up and down sweeps of each letter.
This layout uses the principles shown in the Easy Layouts Using Geometric Shapes and Easy Border Layouts e-Books from my latest New to Scrapbooking e-Book series, If interested in more information, see the books below.