Authentique Love

When I discovered the new lines from Authentique, I fell in love. The company took a few colors and created a plethora of double-sided and quadruple-sided papers that all coordinate beautifully together. Naturally, I was drawn to the yellow collection, which features yellow, black, gray and a few hints of an orange.

But, like everything else in my eclectic personality, I was unable to select just one or two patterns to work with.

So, I opted to use a mosaic paper from Wish in the Wind as a base and then create a graphical page that would allow me to use a majority of the patterns I purchased.

These papers, designed by Tami Potter, come in a variety of colors. Each one has small lines marking the corners at every inch. If you hop over to Tami’s site, you’ll see amazing creations using the grid lines. Generally, I work with mosaic patterns when I use these papers, but this time, I decided to stretch out of the box a bit and use the grid lines to make stripes and rectangles.

It’s very different from what I normally do, but I love the result. Using Tami’s method makes it easy to line everything up and cut it to the right side. I fudged the “rules” a bit by using the space that is normally designated as the border in some portions of the page — and by placing a photo of my husband on an angle on top of everything — to give it a less formal appearance.

I added a few American Crafts brads, a stamp from Wendi Vecchi Studio 490, and Grungeboard letters from Tim Holtz, painted with Ranger’s Adirondack Paint Dabber.

The end result is a page I love, written about a man I love. What could be better?



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