Thursday, March 12, 2015

Life is Good

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…..
Life is Good by Heather Leopard Gossamer Blue Design TeamSupplies: March Main kit, Main add-on, Main Add-on 2, Life Pages Main Kit
How to:
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″.
PP Placement GB
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.
Gesso GB
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.
Life is Good Patterns by Heather Leopard Gossamer Blue Design Team
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.
Life is Good Title by Heather Leopard Gossamer Blue Design Team
The banner was a perfect title and then I journaled in one of the plain circles to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by today.  


bernii miller said...

Loving this Heather!!!

Rhonda said...

This layout is just beyond awesome!! Love the Stitching (as usual) but love the gesso too! Huge fan!!!

Kimberly Kett said...

LOVE those circles, such a fun layout!!