I’ve been busy this week preparing for my son’s birthday party this weekend, but I wanted to pop in real quick and share this page I whipped together yesterday.
I’ve been hoarding this older, flowered, Studio Calico paper for a while now and figured now would be a great time to use it. I don’t normally use an entire sheet of patterned paper for the background of my pages, especially one with such a bold pattern. I tend to use busy patterns in smaller amounts. But I’ve seen a resurgence of patterned papers being used as a background lately and thought it would be fun for a change. I toned down the area I wanted my photo to be with white acrylic paint that I scraped on using a credit card-like scraper tool. I left lots of white space. Because I like white space.
From there I layered on a bunch of stuff from various places. A few pieces of paper left over from my last Market Fresh Kit, a couple of new items in my shop, and a sneak peek at another new item that I plan to put in the shop very soon.
I had no plan when I began this page, but just started playing around and went wherever inspiration led. It’s a super quick, messy and fun way to scrapbook. I love to see what happens when I’m not thinking too hard about what I want the end results to look like. It results in a much more random and messy look. At least for me. But I like it.
The doily journaling card is a new item in the shop and the tiny camera embellishment is an item I will be putting up soon. Hopefully later today or tomorrow. I’d like just a few more days in this week, please. I’ve been consumed with party plans and I’m really just ready for it to be over now at this point.
How do you like your backgrounds? Plain card stock? Busy patterns? Some of both?