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?
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3 comments:

Heather said...

I was in PP today and saw your last layout...and knew it had to be yours. I love all the different layouts you created, and all with different styles.

My brother and I loved camping just like Roman seems to!

AngMomof3 said...

Ah, Deb. Incredible. Thanks for taking a little fear out of my using bold pattern papers!

I am always amazed at your use of creative accents on your pages. These are just great pages.

Karen said...

Again, so much fun stuff going on here Deb! I LOVE it all! All your layouts have little surprises and hidden gems - I find new things each time I look at them!!!