Why It Works: Bold Paper Background

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  1. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    I think it's a great fit for this thread @cookingmylife ... love the soft gradient effect - adding room for your story!
     
  2. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic College was bad for my reputation

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    Love that page, @cookingmylife! Adding space for the journaling using the gradient is awesome!!
     
  3. Vrielinkie

    Vrielinkie Well-Known Member

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    I hope this one qualifies, it's a bold background for me:
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  4. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Loved reading this thread that i missed back last November! woops!

    I'm not great with assymetric papers (they are art by themselves and i kinda can't handle covering them up!) but I do a few of the things mentioned too like the add paint/mask/a solid block to journal over to make reading easier but I think that there's 2 ways to approach BOLD papers - either let it be the focus (because bold can't help but pull attention ) OR do something that competes for focus.

    For this page, the paper was the star and i just let it be
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    For this one, I tried to compete by throwing strong solid coloured elements in
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    This one has the paint trick but to make the photos more noticable, i lined them up and basically reversed the diagonal angle of the background (same with the playing card element with the title) to challenge/compete with the background.
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    Turn out I do this with a lot of - busy pattern background? put your photo/photo strip on an angle!
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    And when in doubt, challenge by contrasting with a monotone photo so the eye will come to rest there
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  5. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I just like to go fast and wear helmets

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    I was looking for some of my pages as 'the chef' now has quite an arm tattoo and I was trying to find layouts that show his bare arms - before. However, this is another bold paper that made mushroom lover me quite happy! Today I'd make that "let's eat" larger!
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  6. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz blessed

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    I love using bold papers. Not sure if I have any tips on how to make them work... I think in this page it helped to keep the rest of the elements, photo and papers smaller.

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  7. djp332

    djp332 Dude. They're on your head ...

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    This one is pretty bold. I like bold, but I usually have so many photos on my layouts that the bold gets covered. This is an exception.
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  8. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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    The template I picked had all these papers layered under the photos and that allowed me to use this bold background. Since the background is so busy, I chose to use very few elements on the page.
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  9. meterr

    meterr I think I can? I KNOW I can!

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    I looked through my papers and thought this one was so eye catching and busy, so I made myself use it!! I love this!!!!

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  10. LynnG

    LynnG Designer

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    Some great examples in this thread!

    This is one of my 'boldest' backgrounds and I think it works because of the photo placement but also because the photo has a pale 'background' in it which draws the eye to my daughter's face and scarf.

    (The paper and elements are from the free mini-kit that subscribers to my newsletter receive)



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  11. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic College was bad for my reputation

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    Love it, Lynn! That flower paper is amazing!!
     
  12. EHStudios

    EHStudios I am more clever than I think

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    This used to scare me when I first started scrapping, but now I LOVE it!

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  13. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic College was bad for my reputation

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    That looks fantastic!! Love it!
     
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  14. Oldenmeade

    Oldenmeade Well-Known Member

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    Wow - this really was a challenge - but I loved it!! Thank you :)

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  15. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    I think I'm getting the hang of using bold colours and bold patterns together for my background layers
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  16. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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  17. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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  18. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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  19. michele hillam

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    I had never thought to load my pages to a digital frame, what a great idea...I will have to dig mine up!
     
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