Wednesday, May 8, 2013

OMG! How do I use that?

Have you ever laid your eyes on a sheet of patterned paper and immediately loved it?  It happens to me all of the time!  Unfortunately, sometimes my infatuation is quickly replaced by a nagging question..."OMG!  How do I use that?"  Do I cut it, ink it, layer it, use it as a background, use it as my focal point, etc.  You get the idea!

Upon opening my April SC kit, I saw a wonderfully bright, chevron patterned paper from Glitz and I knew I had to do something with it.  After weeks of looking at it, I still could not commit to how I would use it.

Enter Adrienne.  We were chatting on the phone when I brought up this lovely sheet of paper.  Come to find out, she hadn't used it yet either!  This paper was to become our new challenge.  We agreed that we would both use that paper in a layout and post the results on our blogs on May 8.

So here it is...

Because the paper was so colorful, I chose a black and white photo.  The fabric strips at the bottom were all white to start, so I used Mr. Huey's (navy and seafoam) to stain the smaller pieces.

I used mostly neutral embellishments and layers to tone down the brightness of the paper and break up the pattern.  Below is the whole layout.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I had fun completing this challenge with my friend.  Hop on over to Adrienne's blog to see how she used this fabulous paper!


  1. Super cool! Love that you guys challenged each other like that and posted on the same day!

    1. Thanks @mk ! We are actually talking about doing this regularly, so check back soon!