Every scrapbook layout begins with a great foundation and the Heidi kit makes for a beautiful one! Let's focus on the patterns and shape this time around. Specifically, let's talk mixing patterns, choosing a great backdrop and repeating one element. I used the tags that came with the kit as a template to cut a handful of additional tags from the patterned paper. I also used it to cut two photos into the same shape.
Because I love mixing patterns, I tend to chose solid white cardstock for backgrounds because is matches virtually everything and makes the colors of patterned paper (and photos) really stand out.
While cardstock backgrounds keep things streamlined and are easier to work with, mixing patterned paper is fun but takes a little know-how.The first step is finding a few patterns that match the colors and theme of your photos or the mood you want to create. Felicity Jane kits take the guesswork out of narrowing down the choices. The palettes match and the scale of patterns are varied - they are the perfect jumping off point!
Here are a few pointers for working with different patterns and backgrounds:
- Consider the colors/theme/mood of your photos when selecting patterns or cardstock.
- Choose a good mix of large and small scaled patterns in contrasting colors.
- Remember to place large and small patterns opposite each other.
Notice that the tags in this layout follow these rules. There are very large patterns (the checkerboard) right next to very small patterns (the gray floral). This works because they compliment each other rather than compete. The mood/colors have a fall feel with their muted tones, but they work for any type of layout. Here I paired some black and white every day photos with the palette and it works!
Choosing contrasting patterns and repeating a design element make for easy, coordinated pages. Tell your story and have fun with design!
Supplies: September Heidi Kit | Heidi Die Cut Shapes | Heidi Journaling Cards | Heidi Tiny Tassels | Heidi Story Tags | Heidi Designer Pockets | Heidi Stamp Set | Heidi Epoxy Alphabet | London White Chipboard Alphabet