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?
a fab scrapbooking page- I came here because of your Authentique tag. I love’em too. Such gorgeous papers. I love the unique way you’ve used them
There is always time to do what is important to you.
Where do you find all this time to scrapbook and blog about it?
Love the colors in this line and I really like Matt’s photo at an angle! Nice job!