10 december 2013

A Stroll With Guest Designer Tara Orr

It's me again!! Hope you are all having a fantastic December so far!  It finally snowed here today! I am soooo excited - hope this evening we get a little bit so the kids can at least play in it for awhile before it melts.  Today I have another layout to share with you using the gorgeous Happy Christmas Collection from Inkido!
There are so many rich and beautiful reds in this collection - perfect for your holiday photos.  Normally, I prefer to design with black and white photos so that they aren't in competition with bold patterns and colours from the papers but I loved adding in a hint of red with this photo of my daughter.

The beautiful gold, crochet flowers were so beautiful and complimented the rich, warm tones in the reds.  To stretch the life of your embellishments, don't be afraid to cut them into smaller pieces.  I've done this with most of the flowers you see on this page.
More paper layering as well as the pop of neutral from the newsprint.  I have always had a tough time with 'whitespace' but adding in too many patterned papers can sometimes look too busy.  The subtle pattern in newsprint adds the perfect neutral tones and just a bit of busy at the same time.  Its been my go to 'filler' for quite some time now.
A few fussy cut blooms tucked in behind some papers and added to your 3D flowers can give a great opportunity to introduce different deapths and textures to your project.
Thank you so much for your visit today!! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Patterned Papers: Happy Christmas Collection/Inkido
Flowers: Inkido
Edge Scraper: Making Memories
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: May Arts
Metal Hinges: Graphic 45
Misc: Doilies, newsprint

5 kommentarer:

Wilma Voermans sa...

A beautiful page!

Bellaidea sa...

Beautiful page!

Kajsan sa...

Hi Tara!
This page is totally stunning! Good to have you back! And thanks for lovely inspiration! Hugs from Karin.

Bente Fagerberg sa...

Sooo gorgeous!! I love your layered style. No need for white space,... :-)

Hera sa...

Gorgeous page!!! Can't take my eyes of it!!!