With it’s fresh color scheme and fun, graphic style, this kit is really a winner! There’s no need to be intimidated by mixing and matching patterns, though, our very own Decorators will show you just how amazing (and easy) it can be:
By sticking with just a couple of colors, Carey Bridges keeps it fun and fabulous! The haphazard layering of the papers and casual attachments with the tape and staples help to reinforce the playful mood of the photos, and the addition of the grungy overlays keeps it all boy.
Karen Funk shares this sleek and stylish layout. Again, the mixture of patterned papers is impeccable! While she has many different colors in her papers, the different size of the patterns helps to keep things from looking too busy, while the small rectangle border creates a nice contrast with the bigger blocks of paper.
Tiffany Bodily‘s layout shows that sometimes, just a touch of themed paper is all you need. Although the guitar paper works perfectly with her photo, too much of it would overwhelm the page. Because the warm tones in the large block match the warm tones of her daughter’s sweater and guitar, the page remains cohesive and put together.
Lori Pickens proves that simple can be simply amazing. The graphic style of the paper works so well when the blocks are all lined up in a row, and with a photo that darling there’s no need for more. Of course, the addition of the circles and guitar help to ground her title, and balance out the page, so all in all? Pretty Darn Perfect.
Hopefully this week’s layouts will inspire you to work with your patterned papers, because they can really make or break your page! Want to win Hotel California? Share with me your favorite song by The Eagles, and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. And me? Well, I’ll always be a sucker for ‘Desperado.’
P.S. Congrats to Katie, the winner of last week’s gift certificate to Design House Digital. She’ll be rocking away with some new goodies!