Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pretty Paper Party: Prompt 2

Today is the second day of Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party class.  My daughter and I spent the majority of the day processing concord grapes from our back yard (the maniac bush that grew into the fruit trees) and canning 20 quarts of grape juice for little mister.  I'm surprised that I was able to put together a layout today, but I did even if it is a little late.  :)

Today's prompt was to start our page with a patterned paper.

For the first, I chose to use Micheline Martin's Bojangles kit.  She had a lot of cute patterned papers in there, but I have been seeing the wood pattern used a lot lately, and I was totally in love with it, so I just had to use it.  I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum to keep the photo as the focus.  I'm not sure I'm in love with this layout, but at least I got something done.  I did this as a layout for The Lilypad's October Challenges.  If you complete a certain number of challenges during the month, you can get a discount coupon to use.  This challenge was to use the word "window," so I found a picture we'd taken of the fall leaves from the car window.

Credits: Micheline Martin: Bojangles kit, Geek Chic alpha; Scraps & Sass chalkboard bubble

I did a second layout using different papers (Spookalicious Kit by Zoe Pearn).  Which do you prefer?

Is there a particular patterned paper that you have been seeing other scrappers use that is calling to you?  What is your favorite patterned paper right now?  


K8 4man said...

Ooh! I really like the board paper! Thanks for sharing!

Shannon Finch said...

I really like the wood background. This is such a great picture and looks great on this paper. I like the way you accented it with the patterned on the side - it gives it that little added touch!

Wrightboysmum said...

Fab photo of the tree colour. I love the first LO as it makes the colour really pop. Glad your enjoying class.

webmosterhelene said...

Love these!

Veena said...

Cute pattern papers you have here. The wood pattern is something new to me, you gave me another great idea.