Mixing patterns on a layout, can be a great way to add interest and energy to your page, but it can also be intimidating for some of us. If you want to work with a mix of patterns, but aren't sure where to start, choosing a coordinated collection can help take out some of the guesswork. I used the Restoration collection from Crate Paper and incorporated 9 different patterns on my layout. The colors still coordinate and work together, but there is a lot of visual interest on my page, because of the mix of patterns. I also wanted to add in something a little unexpected, so I used two strips of the black & white polka dot Washi Tape and a pop of lime green, from the brads on the bicycle.
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Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Butterfly Stickes, Spray Mist, Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Thickers: Pebbles & American Crafts, SMASH Tape: K&Company; Brads: The Paper Studio; Punch: Marvy; Other: Beads & Sewing Pins