Hi friends! I'm up on the Gossamer Blue blog a new version of Pattern Play that was inspired by something in the background of the photo I chose to scrap. I had these photos that were taken in front of a bridal shop in a quaint little village called Old Town Spring, near where I live. We were hanging around the shops when these photos were taken of my girls telling secrets to each other. I have no idea what they were whispering but I'm so glad this moment was captured.
As I started thinking through this layout, I kept going back to the pretty A-line dress and that's where I felt the inspiration hit. I pulled out my triangle punches and started punching out large and small triangles and arranged them on my page to mimic the dress. I used 13 different papers on the various triangles throughout the page and a few more for my photo layering, background paper and title. I think I counted 17 different patterns by the time I finished yet it doesn't feel like it.
I chose to use my electronic die cut machine to create the title, which I placed at the top of the triangle dress and around the photo and layers. I added a clear frame over the photo to highlight the girls in the photo and finished off the layout by adding a few more embellishments here and there.
So tell me, what do you think of how I extended the background of my photo onto the page? Do you ever do this - hone in on a little detail or element and repeat it throughout your layout. I'd love to hear your ideas.