Hello Friends. It’s Anna here with my newest page. My challenge for this post was to use pattered paper for the background of my layout. And I have to tell you – I went bold with this one. I not only used one paper, I mixed 5 or 6 patterns, creating very colorful and busy page with “Bohemian dream” collection.

I started with soft “Dreamer” paper as a base for all those squares cut out from the various “Bohemian dream” papers. You can easily use smaller paper pads to cut them, like I did here. This is a perfect way to use up paper scraps too. Each of my squares is 2 inches big. I didn’t add glue close to the edges so I could bend them a little, adding dimension to the page.

To mix things a little bit I arranged my squares in a diamond shape. I did the same with the photos. I was a little bit of a challenge because you need to print them much bigger to be able to cut them into diamond shape too. Unless, having them tilted doesn’t bother you. I picked four photos of my daughters documenting the end of this very weird and unique school year. They we snapped in my living room because all the school events vere cancelled due to the COVID infections. This school year needed a separate page to document it for sure.

I decorated each square without the photo adding title and bits and pieces from ephemera pack. I also used up few flair buttons and cardboard stickers. I used up most of my “Bohemian dream” embellishments already so playing with paper was a great solution for me to keep the page busy.

Even though this page is busy, I love how it turned out. Love the texture and I will definitelly come back to this kind of design. If you don’t feel comfortable with mixing so many patters, you can use only one or two “calmer” papers and add texture by bending and tearing the edges. It will add a lot of interest to the background and make your photos pop.

I hope you like my idea of using up papers and replacing white background with pattern madness. Thank you for stopping by and see you in August.

XO Anna

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