Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Loving patterned paper!

I have a special love for patterned paper & enjoy the challenge of mixing patterns, colors & suppliers together in a way that eventually says...wow! Over the years I have gotten more confident when mixing unorthodox patterns & designs. It has become more of a feel than a science.
How do you go about choosing which patterns to combine together? Do you stick to collections or suppliers or is it by design type or color, or is it whatever is lying close to the top of the pile on your scrap table. I'd love to know.

Here are a few examples for you to enjoy:

Vintage nut by Kim Watson
I used a huge collection of American crafts loveliness here, from their Junior line.

**As seen in the  Tips & Tricks Paper, Special issue 2010 of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

You & Me by Kim Watson

**As seen in the  Tips & Tricks Paper, Special issue 2010 of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Know this by Kim Watson

**As seen in the Tips & Tricks Paper, Special issue 2010 of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

For this page I hauled out my stamps & fancy stamp markers courtesy of American Crafts & Close to my Heart. They really give a new angle to stamping by allowing multi-colors to be added to one stamp. I'm a convert to stamping because of them!

Thanks for stopping by!
KJ