I love to use large, repeating elements on a page, especially ones that are eye-catching. I like to look for such elements right within the papers I am working with. So when I was playing with the Something Wonderful collection, I was immediately drawn to the ampersand. There are several within the collection and I decided to make them a major focal point!
I cut the large & from one of the sheets of paper called Cards. I placed it to the left of my page along the bottom. I also grabbed the chipboard ampersand that is much smaller and placed it near the large one. I added the sequin stars (squeal, don't you just love them!) and the Something Wonderful chipboard banner topped off with a button. I like how it created a random cluster that creates a rounded edge.
To create the top of the page, I added layered several papers. I placed the white paper with the circles on top of the grid paper, making it have a monochromatic feel. I cut the Bingo card from the sheet of paper named Bingo and placed it under my photo right along the edge of the page. I placed the colorful blocks paper across the top because it adds a lot of color and grounds the entire page. I like to use repeated elements in groups of three. I placed the last & right near my photo to make the eye travel to that exact spot. I topped it off with a brad and sticker, adding one last sequin star level with our eyes. Those little tricks keep the photo the main star of the page.
Such a great collection! Have you seen Teresa's newest releases for Summer 2014....they are stunning!