Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday Trending: Tilted Patterns

So every now and then, I find a technique or embellie that I love.  (Think banners!) I might have a tendency to use it over and over.  I switch it up a bit, but you can tell that I am in love. 

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!


  1. great page with a great layering technique of papers...

  2. Gorgeous work Stacey! Love the papers and the photos. Have a great weekend and Halloween!

  3. LOVE that layout Stacey!!! Such an adorable picture too! :)

  4. Simple technique but big effect !!
    Love that one !


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