Do you like to mix and match? We want to see five different patterned papers on your project! Go BOLD with bright colors and big patterns, or go with a more toned down combination. Dig into your paper, pull together a fun mix of papers and put them to work!
Ashley Cannon Newell | Adding multiple patterned papers all at once is a big challenge to take on for a card because of the small canvas size, but I was ready to create something clean and simple. So, I trimmed five sheets of different patterned papers to about 1/2" wide. Next, I stared at them forever trying to figure out how I wanted to add them to my card. Finally, I stacked them together at an angle and the rest was history! All those patterns on a clean and simple card design...who knew it could be done! Try it out!
Gillian Nelson | I love the look of combining several patterns and colors on a page, but I tend to get easily overwhelmed if I try to use them in large blocks. So the answer for me is to incorporate all the different colors and patterns, but do so with small shapes. I love that I can still get the visual interest from the multiple patterns, but it doesn't make the design too busy for me to work with. For this page, I used 5 different patterned papers from the Studio Calico Sundrifter, Snippets, and Here & There lines to cut out Mickey Mouse shapes and give my title a colorful border. Lots of color and pattern going on here, but there's still plenty of white space to let my eyes rest. And they need to rest. They're old.
Maggie Holmes | I have to admit that this one wasn't super tough for me because I do love to use a lot of different papers on my layouts. BUT you will notice that I typically do it in a subtle way so that it doesn't get too overwhelming or busy. Here I used all of the different papers (except for the background paper) in small doses. In case you get nervous to mix this many papers together, take my lead and keep the amount of each one to a minimum!
To be entered to win a prize from the fabulous Studio Calico prize stash, leave a comment here with a link to your new layout, card or PL spread/cards in the Studio Calico gallery by May 13th. We can't wait to see what you make!
Deb and Leena are here today with a simple challenge for you! This week’s challenge is to create a project (layout, card, project life card, etc.) that includes at least three different alpha stickers
Hi everyone! It’s Deb today to help you out with your Project Life weeks that are lacking photos. We all have those weeks that don’t go as planned, resulting in less photos of our daily happenings than we’d like.
In the three years I’ve been doing Project Life, I’ve rarely had trouble filling up a spread. There are so many options! Here are some ideas for what to include in your weeks when you have empty pockets to fill.
Pick a theme to share throughout the year when space permits in your album. In 2012 I shared photos of different rooms in my home. You can take the photos all at once and save them for later use or you can take them as needed.
Add some screenshots. When we left on our vacation last summer I took screenshots of the route to Utah. It took two days to get there, and I didn’t take a lot of photos during that drive. Including our route was a good way to document the time on the road.
Add in some artwork from your kids. I don’t have little ones anymore so they aren’t bringing art home from school like they used to, but my younger son did draw a picture of everyone in our family using an ipad app called Adobe Ideas. I had him email his creation to me so I could include it that week.