My goal this spring is to use up items that I have stashed away, which requires me to mix some of my older products with a few that are new. Today, I have created a lovely page mother-daughter page using two paper collections, two ephemera collections, acrylic perspectives, stencils, and a template. Let me share how this all came together.
I enjoy mixing and matching patterns, but it does require a little bit of know-how. I often refer to my color chart or color guide to help me when I need a little inspiration. For this page, I chose a primary color palette in pastels and maintained a balance by using identical patterns on both sides of the page.
Between the patterns, I added a lovely laced border. This was created using one of the new templates from Bramble Fox. I created the border on a floral print that had the same colors I chose for my bolder pattern papers.
In that floral pattern, there are some tan leaves. To bring this natural color to the page, I added some twine and wood pieces.
When it came time to select ephemera, I choose from three collections that had a similar color palette. I chose a pink perspextive title, wood hearts from bramble Fox, printed florals from Pink Fresh, and puffy stickers from Hip Kit.
If you are going to mix and match elements, it’s always best to choose items of similar color, shape, and size. I like to mix textures on my page which is why this has a combination of puffy stickers, twine, woodies, and cardstock die cuts.
The mixture of textures works on this page because each of the items I chose is similar to the others. Creating repetition in each cluster helps the page look cohesive.
In each cluster, the colors, shapes, and textures are found. The sizes vary, but the components remain the same. Because of this, you feel like all the items I added were designed to work together.
Even the phrases have a repetition of color. This cluster contains a few florals, wood texture, and all the hues found on other areas of the page.
You can view some more tips for combining items in your stash and learn how to use this new template, in my process video.
Today’s project records a sweet mother-daughter memory on a bed of pastels and florals. The border design adds a charming feminine touch to the page and it was simple to create with the acrylic template. I like how I was able to do a little stash busting on this page mixing and matching elements from various collections and how those new perspextives and wood elements matched these items perfectly.
I hope today’s project inspired you. If you have any questions about the project or supplies listed above, feel free to leave me a comment.
I hope this inspired you to try something new. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed above, feel free to leave me a comment.
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