Sunday, 11 September 2016

Agnus | Crate Paper Mix

 Hi again, I took a little break from my project life album to create a 12x12 layout using the remainder of my Cool Kid collection teamed with a mix of products from a few other Crate Paper collections. I often collect bits and pieces from several ranges as they are released, and while sorting through some of my papers I noticed that there was a pattern in the style of colours and patterns I had collected. There was a wide range of different manufactures and yet the colours were similar, the patterns repeated and besides a few odd pieces here and there, the majority of my stash could easily work together. 


I decided to put my theory into practice and gathered up a range of different pieces from several Crate Paper collections to use with my Cool Kid paper pad. I began by pulling out a few papers that picked up some of the colours in the photo, then looked for other papers that would work with the ones I had selected and shuffled the patterns around the page to give me an idea of how each pattern worked with the one next to it. I usually mix small and large patterns and often like to add a few subtle designs that won't compete with the more bold graphic patterns, and it is the patterns as much as the colours that determine where each layer will be placed. 


Next comes my favourite part of every layout... the embellishments! When selecting each piece I look at how it will enhance the look of the page but also if it will help to tell the overall story. I often vary the type embellishments used to give the page more interest and each piece usually has a paper partner - meaning that it will match at least one of the paper layers through either colour or pattern. 


Products from the Sassy store...

Crate Paper Cool Kid 6x6 Paper Pad 
Crate Paper Cool Kid 12x12 Chipboard 
Crate Paper Cool Kid Embellishment Pack
Crate Paper Cute Girl Be You Paper 
Crate Paper Wonder Happy Hello Paper 
Crate Paper Wonder Gold Foil Acetate 
Crate Paper Wonder Chipboard Phrases
Crate Paper Poolside Jar Die-cut Window Pockets
Crate Paper Poolside Gold Glitter Plus Sign Vellum 
Crate Paper Styleboard Gold Polka Dot Foil Kraft Paper 
Bella Blvd Tiny Text Alpha Stickers 
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Black Velvet


    

  




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