Hello and welcome to this month’s Let’s Blend Challenge. I am a texture/solid paper kind of gal. Just the other day, I was playing around with patterned papers and decided to try blending them together, and the challenge was born!
On this page, I used three different patterned papers to create one background paper. I started with Great Escapes Solid Paper No. 2, and placed the Great Escapes Bonus Paper above it and applied the multiply blend mode. It looked like this:
On the layer above it, I then clipped the Great Escapes ARToptions No. 3 paper to a page blend, and kept the blend mode at normal. The finished background looked like this:
I liked how the top layer gave me the perfect space to place my photo. I added embellishments and some word art and was done!
Depending on your paper choices, different blend modes will change how your background looks. Play around with them…I know I say this a lot, but it’s the only way to get the look you want.
Here is the finished page and the products I used: Finelines Border Lines No. 5, Meriam Ridge Element Pack, Vintage Photo Frames No. 1s, Vintage Garden Element Pack, Page Blends No. 3, Great Escape Paper Pack.
You can use all or some of the products Katie has provided in the freebie pack. When you complete your page, post them in the Mask Appeal Challenge Gallery and don’t forget to link up your page in the August Participation Thread for proper credit.
I look forward to seeing your work in the gallery. Have fun!