A Quilt - Inspired Layout With Spring Farmhouse!
What do you do when you can't decide which patterned papers to use on your layout? Use them all! Hi! It's Jana Eubank. When I began this page, I could not decide which patterned paper to cut into first. I love them all! So, ... I decided to use them all by creating a quilt-inspired background. Keep reading to find out how!
First, I pulled out all of the papers from the 6x8 paper pad that had full patterns on both sides. I then punched twenty 3" circles from the patterned papers. Next, I scored the circles at 0.5" on four sides. After scoring, fold each "petal" in towards the center creating a square shape with four "petals." After all of your circles are folded, line them up in rows to create the background.
I matted my photo with the Black/Cream Paper and two more patterns from the 6x8 paper pad. I cut two journal blocks from the 3x4 Elements Paper and 4x6 Elements Paper. One block houses my journaling and the other holds my title.
Next, I embellished my photo and the title block with the Floral Bits & Pieces die cuts. I added a punched flower to each of the large blue flowers for dimension, then finished them off with a black enamel dot center.
This page has so much texture and dimension with the folded circles. I just LOVE it! Try giving this technique a try on your next scrapbook page!