So I began sorting and making piles based on colours. I did not worry too much about patterns because you don't know until you start putting the page together just what patterns you will like together.
Here are a couple of piles of papers that I put together.
I decided to use the blue pile. Below is the free hand sketch that I did for you.
And below this is the start of the layout.
I first placed my doilie down. You can also cut out a large circle in place of the doilie. Then I cut the main strip that is over the doilie. I only adhered the doilie and the top part of the main strip. Then I began cutting my pieces as shown on the sketch and placed them around the page, without adhering them down. This is so I can make changes as I go before the final gluing. I did add some other pieces as I went along as I found that I wanted some darker pieces to give the layout some depth. As you can see I used several different patterns. I added some flowers and vines. Since there are pink flowers in the dress my granddaughter was wearing, I added some pink flowers to the layout as well. Because of the different patterns I find that I don't need as much embellishments - I let the layout and picture speak for itself. Here is the finished layout.
When I look at the picture and see my gardens in the background, I really cannot wait for spring and summer. I has been a long winter!!
Until next time
again, HAPPY SCRAPPING!!!!
I'll be talking to you soon.