Happy National Scrapbook Day!! I hope you're enjoying NSD and that you're playing along with some fun challenges! I'm here to bring you an NSD Challenge for Pink Paislee. I have a thing for backgrounds, especially when it comes to creating my own custom backgrounds. So here's my challenge to you: Use Patterned Paper Strips to Create Your Own Background.
This technique is a great way to make use of the cute manufacturer strips at the bottom of your 12x12 patterned papers. I started my layout, by cutting the manufacturer strips from the Fancy Free 12x12 papers. I also cut the same size strips from some of the patterned papers in the collection. Then I began placing them around the layout, working in a maze like design around the page. I used a White cardstock as my base, to make the colors from the patterned paper strips stand out.
The paper strips created a center square on my layout, which was the perfect spot for my photo. I clustered my title and embellishments around the photo to help it stand out, and to allow for my background design to show. And I can't resist the cute buttons from the Fancy Free collection, so I placed two of them diagonally on the layout, to complete a couple of my clusters.
I hope you will play along and create a background design with patterned paper strips! You can use my layout as inspiration or come up with your own idea. And we would love to see what you create, so make sure you share on Social Media and use the hashtag #ppNSD2016. You could win some awesome Pink Paislee goodies just for playing along!