Good morning to everyone! First I want to remind you all to please check out my guest post on Kludgy Mom on Wednesday.... Yay!
This layout is for my sweet dog Kash-Pea who passed away about seven years ago. It's hard to believe that much time has gone by, but he is still my angel and I think of him often. I wanted to do a layout to highlight this picture of us taking a nap together... it's one of my favorites. Unfortunately, this photo doesn't show off Kash's awesome underbite and male-pattern baldness. He was a handsome fellow!
Today's lesson is on layering elements to enhance depth.
1. The flowers from this page came from a regular ol' patterned paper and I just cut them out. If you want to duplicate this, I suggest finding a large pattern that you love and then work with the pattern to create your layout.
2. Pick a frame for your photo which doesn't detract from the large pattern... Here, you'll notice I picked a cream color to match the pattern background. Also notice that I didn't busy up the page with any other patterned paper... Sometimes simplicity is beautiful.
3. Layering technique #1 is to piece together different portions of the pattern that you've cut out and simply place them on top of one another.
4. Layering technique #2 is leave some negative space between the photo and the mat and then weave the pattern underneath and on top of the mat.