I have the Weekly Challenge this week over at Two Peas.
I am challenging you to use a paper pad to create a layout. There are so many great ones available and they make creating a coordinated layout so easy (and we all know how I love easy, right?!).
Toy Box 12x 12 Paper Pad by KI Memories; Black 12x12 AC Cardstock (American Crafts); White 12x12 AC Cardstock (American Crafts); Ali Edwards Loving Words Words We Love Stamps (Technique Tuesday); Ali Edwards Everyday Words Words We Love Stamps (Technique Tuesday); Black & Clear Big & Bossy Jumbo Embossing Pad (Ranger); Zing! Rouge Opaque Embossing Powder (American Crafts); Ducks in a Row Word Stickers (October Afternoon); Corduroy Brads & Buttons (Stampin' Up); Photo Corners (Heiidi Swapp); Fabrics (Sweetwater for Moda); Epic Six Die Cutting Tool by Quickutz; Mary Jane Cookie Cutter Grand Complete Alpha Dies (Quickutz); Scallop Sentiment Border Punch (Fiskars); Corner Chomper Crop-a-dile; Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz)
These papers are bright and fun (and are great primary colored designs) but I still felt that part of them overpowered my photos. There are two things I like to do when using bright papers like these:
1. Use black or white cardstock (or both like I did on my page) to break up the designs.
2. Mute parts of the patterned paper with vellum. I used vellum over the yellow/orange alpha paper.
I did use some fabric on my page. The big title was cut from some Sweetwater fabric using the Mary Jane Grand Alpha and my Epic Six machine.
The star were all cut using a Sizzix die and the Big Shot. The fabrics for the stars is Michael Miller, I believe.