Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Hello friends.  For this month's Pattern Play on the Gossamer Blue blog I'm showing you how much fun it is to mix and match pattern papers from different collections to create a cool background.


  • Cut paper in varying widths x 12" strips.  I used about 11 different patterns.  
  • Place the first strip at a diagonal as far down to the middle of the page as possible, making sure the paper touches the top right and left bottom of the page, flush to the edge.  
  • Place the next paper strip over that 1st layer, leaving some of the first layer exposed.  
  • Repeat until you get to the top corner.  
  • Add a corner piece to the top or just continue with the layers.
  • Repeat at the bottom of your page in the opposite corner.
  • Place pieces of ephemera, stickers, tags, etc in some of the layers.
  • Stitch each layer to the page. Use a variety of stitches for added interest.
  • Add your photo, title and journaling, along with any additional stickers, mist, etc.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Leave me a comment and let me know if this is something you would try.


Renee said...

Such a lovely layout!!

Tracey said...

Loving this! Such a pretty page!

Rhonda said...

Oh the DETAIL!! You are one of a kind Heather!! :o)

Sandy Goldman said...

I most definately will try this. I am always looking to add a creative edge to my work.