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Scrapbooking challenge :: Mix two contrasting patterns

scrapbooking challenge :: mix two patterns
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Throughout this weekend I’ve loved seeing the comments come up in contrast to what I was reading here just a year or two ago. It wasn’t that long ago that I would suggest mixing manufacturers on a layout and there would be sheer panic in the comment section! But now it’s very much routine and oh-so-easy, it would seem. That has made me smile a great deal.

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This challenge may be easy, but you need to follow it carefully. Choose two patterned papers with contrasting designs – things that are obviously very different. Chevron and doodles, hearts and stripes, sunshines and polka dots… just make sure they are very different types of patterns. Then use them to create the background of your page: two-thirds one pattern, one-third the other pattern.

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Whether those thirds end up horizontal or vertical is up to you – as is the rest of the design! Keep it simple or layer it up – totally up to you!

If you’re looking for more inspiration to get the most from your patterned paper collection, you might want to check out Pretty Paper Party, which is available in a self-paced format at any time.

To enter this challenge, create a new page with two contrasting paper designs in a two-thirds/one-third design. Upload your project to your blog or a page gallery and share a link here! Entries close at the end of next weekend.



15 April 2012



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13 Comments for Scrapbooking challenge :: Mix two contrasting patterns

  1. Melissa Says:

    Goodness, now that I’ve reviewed the last five challenges, it’s time to get to work! Which one should I try first??

  2. Dalreen D. Says:

    Oooo I really want to give this challenge a go, but now it’s made me sad that I’m all out of adhesive! I should have better planned this cropping weekend. Hmm… perhaps I shall venture out into the snow and cold to the nearby Michaels to get some more…

  3. LadyKatkin Says:

    Really looking forward to this one! But trying to do them all, and in order. Lol.

  4. Scrapdolly Says:

    I had to do this pne straight away or else I would never have done it
    Patterned papers scare me
    2 different heavily patterns scare me even more
    So not my style but an excellent challenge and that is what I love about these challenges – they are challenging. That’s the joy

  5. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    Ok I am in nervous mode. I still haven’t found my comfort zone with mixing patterns, especially with bright colors. But I will persevere! Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

  6. Moira OReilly Says:

    Love the idea of this one ! It will be my next layout. I don`t know if I will finish today but …

  7. Kelly Says:

    Ummm…. Shimelle, the reason it’s become so easy for a lot of us is because we’ve been studying under your excellent tutelage on how to do it for the last year or so. :)

  8. Peggy Says:

    Hey Shimelle! I scrapbooked a picture of a cupcake and there are hearts and flowers all over the page too. It’s ALL your fault ;-)

  9. Carol Hinrichsen Says:

    That was hard, but I finisihed!! And in the end I love the result!! Thanks for the challenge.

  10. Tammie Says:

    “Nonna’s GiGi” was the first Challenge I completed and while I don’t usually use patterned paper as background, after this layout I have done so more than once throughout these Challenges.

  11. So.Ceative Says:

    What a great challenge! LOVED it at any point! Thank you so much^^

  12. Helen Overton Says:

    I really want to try this, but I’ve not got time at the moment, maybe next week.
    More weekly challenges would be great btw Shimelle, it seems to be the best thing to get my mojo going, and I can’t be the only one :)

  13. Sbobet Says:

    You should comment on the competition comparison of the blog. You can highlight it’s mind boggling. Your blog exploration/tour will broaden your conversions.

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