I'm back again today for my first May share, and this time I am working with the Photo Play Falling Leaves collection. There are some really strong patterns in this range, and of course it is very themed for Autumn. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot Autumn pics, so my challenge was to make it work for other occasions.
I choose this pic of my eldest daughter, as the green shirt she was wearing worked with the green stripe in one of the patterned papers. I matted the photo on some kraft cardstock, and built up my layers from there, starting with the stripes and moving toward much more neutral papers, with the beige polka dot (from Kaisercraft Take Note) and the brown leaf. I found that by choosing these neutral papers, they didn't overwhelm the page even though they are patterned.
I like to work with this central photo and paper stack design, as it give a lot of balance and symmetry to the page, and allows the embellishment clusters to be the real feature. I used quite a lot of the sticker from the collection in my clusters, as well as some wood veneer and some paper blooms .
I went in the opposite direction with my second layout, working with a white background and minimal patterned paper.
I love that this layout is playful, and fits with this photo that I took of my girls in a newly baled paddock. Again I added in some wood veneer, and relied heavily on the sticker sheet.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layouts.