I love patterned paper – have ever since I was a paper scrapper many moons ago. I know it’s not always the easiest element for scrappers to use, but this week’s Saturday Scraplift should help with that issue. Trisha (trishaf) layered patterned paper to anchor her photo and to introduce subtle colors that perfectly complement that sweet baby picture. Liz and I were both inspired by Trisha’s design, and here’s where it took us.
Liz (lizziet5) found patterned papers that match the soft colors of the fun photos of her daughter and son-in-law. I love the layers of photos, elements, and papers that make up Liz’s page, and the top cluster and word art work together to draw the eye through this terrific design.
Credits: Simply Patterned Super Pak No. 01; Color Muse: Keen Solids Paper Pack; Color Muse: Keen Element Pack; Black, Crème and Red Kit; My Family Genealogy Records Paper Pack; Evergreens Paper Pack; Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01; Thin Classic Photo Frames No. 04; Defining Words Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Slide Reels No. 01; Flagged Dates Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Espresso Mini Kit; Golden Pond Mini Kit; From My Bookshelf Blendables No. 08; Good Day Journal Cards; Photo Corner Colors No. 02; Clean Stitched Stars: White No. 01; Good Day Element Pack; Fresh Vintage: Clare Washi Tape Clusters; Krafty Love Element Pack; Flair Minis No. 04
I used a technique that works very well with patterned papers you love: if the colors in your photo don’t match the colors in the papers, convert your photo to black and white. That’s what I did so that I could use these cool new papers from Katie. I had fun layering pocket cards under my photo for some dimension.
Credits: Modern Vintage Simplicity Paper Pack No. 01; Page Blends No. 11; Spot Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 08; Pencil Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Modern Simplicity Paper Strips No. 01; Assorted Messy Stitches: Black No. 01; Modern Vintage Page Titles No. 01; Modern Vintage Simplicity Printable Pocket Cards No. 01; Simple Classics No. 07 Kit; Clipped Stacks No. 07; Maybe Not Element Pack; Basic Paper Alphabet: Black No. 01; Basic Tags No. 02; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02
I can’t wait for the patterned paper pages to pop up in the gallery. Post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the February 2016 Challenge Participation Sign-in thread to get in on the great rewards program. Happy scrapping!