Coordinating patterned papers can be tricky, but Lisa Dickinson's three techniques make it stress-free. In the past I would match up papers just based on what I thought went well together, if I did that step at all. More often, I would use a coordinating line or a kit, where the matching has been done for me!
For this layout I matched five patterned papers from five different lines using color as my inspiration. I started to gather papers that had a common robin's egg blue, but also found many that shared a similar washed-out yellow as well. I choose embellishments in warm neutral tones as well as some that coordinated with the color scheme of my patterned papers.
I love the patchwork look of using lots of patterned papers together and enjoy that I now have three specific techniques that can help me combine patterns more effectively. In the selections for this project, I also used Lisa's tip to combine patterns of different styles - from geometric to organic (and everything in between). I find this adds a lot of interest versus using all florals, for example.
texas by Jennifer S. Wilson. Sketch: Simple Scrapper Premium Membership. Papers: October Afternoon Boarding Pass New York, Basic Grey Wander Embark, Making Memories Panorama Ledger Palm Tree, Studio Calico Roundabout, Cosmo Cricket Odds and Ends Eclectic. Letter Stickers: American Crafts. Embellishments: October Afternoon Farmhouse butterfly and word tag, American Crafts Chap badge, The Girls Paperie clock, Studio Calico sticky note. Paper Tape: Bella Blvd.
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