Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mixing Patterns

One of the things Crafty Girl and I admire most about our friends over at Captured Moments, is that they are not afraid to mix patterns and colors.

During our scrapbooking retreat each year, we generally sign up for their make-n-take class, because they are so talented.  This year, they offered a standard 12X12 page.  All of the supplies were cut and prepped in advance.  We were just told how to assemble it.

Admittedly, when I pick out background and border paper for a page, I always go for coordinated colors and patterns.  I fear the finished product will be too busy if I don't.  I NEVER mix several pieces of paper together.

Somehow Tara and Tiffany's pages always come together beautifully.  They even used a scrap strip of paper from an old dictionary.  It looks like it belongs in this layout.  Now, we're challenging you to use several colorful pieces of paper in your next scrapbooking page.  Get out of your comfort zone.

If you're interested in making this layout, here is the pattern that Tara and Tiffany provided to us.  Have fun!!

P.S.  You may have noticed a few cute flowers in the layout.  We'll show you how to make those soon.

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