Our theme on the DT at Shop and Crop this week was to use patterned paper as our backgrounds (no cardstock).
I often use patterned paper for my background. In fact, these days when I use cardstock, I find the layout looks a little bit "bare".
For the first layout I've used a subtle paper for the background. If you're not used to using patterns in your background go for a subdued pattern like the blue paper here from the MME Garden Party range.
It's been quite sunny here, so Jamie and I have been eating our lunch "picnic" style on a rug on the back lawn and then investigating the shrubbery. He loves hunting for colourful flowers in the trees, bushes and (dare I say it) soursobs .
Loved the paper I chose for the background on the next one - it's so happy and bright plus I'm having a "thing" with vintage red at the moment.
Journaling: "OK" says Mum on Christmas Day. "Kathie, Phil, over there. I want a photo of the three of you". Afterwards I took a look. Oh my Goodness. Look at us. What a shambles! Not one single photo where we're all smiling! Was it really too much to expect Just One good shot?
Because it's quite busy, I've created some visual space around my photos by using a plain paper - in this case my ol' favourite Jenni Bowlin's Vintage Drawing Paper (love love love it!).
LOL. Love these photos. They reflect what an active little unit we are. We never sit still.