Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Creating Lovely Layers by Stacey Michaud

I may be a white space scrapper, but I also love layers.  Today, I will share some tips and suggestions for how to add some dimension and pattern to your page...without overpowering it!

I am so loving the new Summer Stories line...the glittery gold paired with blues makes me swoon.  I decided to use this collection to scrap about one of my daughter's favorite past times...talking!

I started my page with a neutral base.  I decided to make this page top heavy and wanted a punch of color so I added the numbers paper.  I then started to add in subtle layers in all different shapes and sizes.  I placed the Bingo border along the top and then placed down a journaling card.  I just kept adding little layers until it felt right.

I also used layers under my photo.  I matted it with a journaling card and then used just the curved portion of a second card.  I placed a chipboard banner to the right and put on a die-cut and brad.  Have fun with your chipboard by adding lots of elements right on top!

Even with all that layering, the page felt a bit flat to me.  I knew I needed another element.  I decided to add my punched hearts using the same paper as the background.  This is an easy technique for adding some dimension without adding a whole new pattern.  I love the interest it provides.

Teresa's collections come with so many elements and tidbits.  Be sure to use them in clusters and to create lovely layers!

Supplies: Summer Stories (Flashcards, Dots, Bingo, Stripes and Cards Paper; Brads; Borders; Chipboard; Stickers; Die Cuts Sheet)


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