Welcome to the second week of the April Monthly Muse which is all about backgrounds. This week, we are going to focus on using blocking with color and/or patterns/paper with shapes i.e. circles, rectangles, diamonds. You can create your blocked background by stamping color/pattern with brushes or you may use paper. The second step is to overlay with a repeating pattern which can help draw attention to your page. April Muse: Week 2 - Color Blocking and Shapes Step 1 - create color blocking on your background with brushes and/or paper. Step 2 - create a repeating pattern of shapes i.e. circles, diamonds, squares....to draw attention were desired. Here are some ideas to get you thinking. Here's my page, I used patterned paper to create my blocks and then merged a photo overtop of them. I used brushes to add the repeating circles. You may create any style of layout (ie. clean and simple, artsy, pocket style etc.) you wish, with or without photos. Create any size page you wish. This is for everyone, so have fun and see where the inspiration takes you. If you want all 4 Muses ( 1 for each week this month) on one page that's perfectly ok or you can make 4 separate pages!! It's totally up to you! Please post your layout to the Art Journaling Gallery HERE prior to April 30, 2019 and then post it in this thread by copying the code (at the right of your gallery image) from the box under "Share BB Code". We will draw a winner at the beginning of next month for a coupon!! You can use any products in The Lilypad store or retired products from current Lilypad designers, (just make sure you follow our gallery guidelines).