Monday, October 17

Pretty Paper


Shimelle's new Pretty Paper class starts today.  I love patterned papers and, as Shimelle suggests in her opening PDF, I often think that a project isn't going to be good enough to use my best paper.  Here's a selection that I have pulled to share.
At the bottom are my newest additions from American Crafts, Lily Bee and Studio Calico.  I'll use all of these but probably in little pieces to spread them over as many projects as possible.  Then at the top are really old sheets that I haven't used.  Like the pale blue Iron Orchid Designs sheet on the top left.  It's my last page of that design and I loved it so much I can't bear to use it even though I have a project on the go right now that it would be perfect for.  Then there are pages like this from Fancy Pants............
My supplies are full of them.  I can't resist them, they look so nice just as they are, and that's the problem.  What exactly do you do with it?  The pattern takes up a lot of the page, doesn't look easy to cut and doesn't break down into smaller pieces.  Fingers crossed for some inspiration from Shimelle over the next four weeks.

** Kate **


Mrs C said...

Hey! I'm in shimelles class too... I agree that the top tree paper is fab but I wouldn't know where to start either..... Can't wait to see if you use it x

Alison said...

Just popped over from Shimelle's class....that tree paper ia wonderful, but I wouldn't know what to do with it either!
Alison xx

allie.duckienz said...

Hello, popped over from Shimelle's class. I adore that paper! I had it on orger but they'd sold out by the time the store went to package up my order :( I would use small photos across the bottom and have the title by the birds in the tree in the space to the right, or if the birds aren't to your taste, cover them :P

I hope you get to use it in class. I have been so inspired by each handout that I am only at number 4 or 5 I think and it is Nov already and we're up to lesson 17. Ahh well. I am sure I will get there. I have scrapped dozens of layouts so far. This class is amazing!

Take care,