Hi everyone! This month's Gossamer Blue kit is absolutely stunning. It's filled with the latest CHA goodies. I was immediately drawn to the Pinkfresh Studios papers in this month’s kit. I was especially drawn to the paper I used for this month’s pattern play on the Gossamer Blue blog because of the repeating circles so I figured I'd talk about working with repetition and busy patterns.
Since the background is soo busy, I at first thought I’d cut the paper in half and pair it with a paper with little to no pattern. Then I stared at it a little while longer and decided to embrace them all. Here’s the result and how to…..
Supplies: March Main kit, Main add-on, Main Add-on 2, Life Pages Main Kit
Since the layout had 6 circles across and 6 circles down, I decided to used 6 circle photos. The pre-printed circles are ~2″ so I printed my photos at 1 3/4″.
Start by adding the photos around the page until you like where they are placed. I originally placed them on the solid circles but quickly realized the patterned circles were just too busy so, 4 of the 6 are now covering the pattern circles.
I still felt like the pre-printed pattern circles were a bit too distracting so I applied gesso over many of them. This really softened them up quite a bit.
Next I stitched circles over several of the gesso and solid circles ’cause this girl loves to stitch on her layouts.
Once I started embellishing, I moved the pieces around again until everything was just right. I often describe my process as basically pushing paper (and embellishments) around and around and around.
The banner was a perfect title and then I journaled in one of the plain circles to finish it off.