Hello! And welcome back to the Patterned Paper Every Which Way Class!
For past lessons visit the class page, here. This month is all about...
Patterned Paper Backgrounds
April Class Description: Do you usually reach for a trusty piece of cardstock for your layout backgrounds? If so, this month let's try something a little different, patterned paper. Don't worry, there are subtle patterns that will work fabulously as a background. And if you regularly use patterned paper for a background, let's push it a little further this month. Go a bit bolder, add texture, try something new.
On my layout you can see that I went for a pretty busy pattern, but in softer colors. The patterned paper was already a faux quilt, I added a bit of machine stitching to play that up some more and add texture. I kept the rest of the page relatively understated so that the background becomes an equal part of embellishment.
Be sure to download the PDF, here, for more photos, description, links to examples and directions for this layout.
Each month we will have a challenge associated with the class. This month your challenge is to create a layout/card/project on which you used patterned paper as a background.
To participate in the Challenge:
-Create a project on which you've used patterned paper as the background.
-Layout can Digital, Traditional or a Hybrid.
-Submit your layout by uploading to the gallery by May 9, 2010 11:59 CST. Don't forget to click the box next to this class (Patterned Paper Every Which Way: April 2010).
I will pick a winner randomly from all the submissions to win a Gift Certificate to Two Peas and post the winner on the Education Board on May 10th. For every submission to this class you will earn a badge!
Don't forget to stop by the Education Board
to chat and share links to your layouts.