May 22, 2009

New Basic Grey - Lime Rickey

The new Lime Rickey paper line from Basic Grey is oh so fabulous, bright, cheery and fun to use. Now, those of you that are "faint hearted" about patterned paper, fear not...you can do this! The paper is gorgeous, and you can get great coordinating accessories (like chipboard letters, cardstock sticker borders, etc.) and put together a page in a snap.

This page came together in about 20 minutes by using "strips" of paper, ribbon, cut-out from the patterned paper, chipboard lettters and stickers from the accessories sheet. Of course, I was compelled to use more Glossy Accent and fine glitter (my thing right now if you've been following my "trends")...these took about as long to dry as to assemble the layout.



If you are among those that have a cardinal rule about not using an entire sheet of patterned paper as a background (...smile here), you are probably shocked and amused that I did just that for this layout. I spent more time pondering what to do here than assembling the page. Once I had the idea to use 3 photos to fill the width of a page, added two strips of paper and the letters, boom...a whole 20 minutes had gone by. Again, had to add Glossy Accents and glitter...this girl loves the sparkles!

A few more accesories and scraps and look...3 cards. There is so much in this line and on the accesories sheet that I could've kept going...



If you haven't been to the store lately, you really must get there soon. The other parts of the Lime Rickey line are very different and really cool. You'll see some new layouts with that coming soon from other Design Team members!
Enjoy your weekend!


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4 comments:

AngMomof3 said...

Anita, you did a fantastic job of using these busy and beautiful papers! You are always an inspiration to me. Creative mind, you!

Did you chalk or paint the white flowers on your card? Genius.

London Tierney said...

You did awesome! These colors are so bright...love it! The one with your son and his hats is my fav!

Karen said...

So glad you ended up using that busy pattern paper! It turned out GREAT! It is not too much and I focus in on those fun pictures of you son - so great job! The use of the glossy accents and the glitter adds just the right touch!

Heather said...

I liked how you cut out the paper patterns into strips...I'm going to have to swipe that idea.