Such is the case with using tilted, patterned papers overlapped in a diagonal fashion. I love how it adds a bunch of colors and patterns, but doesn't become overwhelming. The only drawback is that it is recognizable...maybe too repetitive? Hopefully, not boring.
I used this techique to make a Halloween layout using Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows. I love this collection! Awesome for the holiday and fall! I have loved adding red to this collection through embellies or alphabets.
This technique is quite easy..I just layer strips of paper, some thick, some thin using a diagonal approach on a sheet of paper about 11X 11 or smaller. Then I adhere the strips and cut the ends off. For this layout, I actually tucked the ends under the frame.
As always, I love to create clusters near my photos. I hand cut the pumpkin shape and the word tags, popping them with foam squares from Thermoweb. I layered with Teresa's Blingage!
Speaking of Halloween, I shared a couple of layouts over at the Teresa Collins Design Team blog. I offered some tips about capturing Halloween! Here are some sneaks:
Go check them out!
Then, remember to create something you love today...predictable or not!