May 18, 2009
New Basic Grey & Adorn it!
Are their any pictures out there better than the ones taken in the great outdoors? Camping pictures are the best, or any pictures on a day trip or a couple hours in the park. These camping papers and stickers were fun to use. They helped me put together quick effective lay-outs with either a subtle background or adding to all the color with colorful stickers and and patterned paper. What fun!
I absolutely adore the wisteria paper by Basic Grey. In fact, I loved some of the pattern so much I broke one of my own cardinal rules. "Never use patterned paper as a background for pictures...I mean the whole thing." But it was too beautiful to crop. So my challenge was to embellish and journal without making it too busy. It's a close call. I added a little white paint so I could journal. I put my stickers on buttons to give them a lift. I painted my chipboard to blend and I added lots of lovely embelishments because it was too hard to resist. The top lay-out I did after the "juicy" one and I kept it simple, more of the traditional style I am most comfortable with. Once again I used a full sheet of patterned paper as the background...How could I resist?