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May 2018 Technique Challenge

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When I scrap I find that my go to background is usually a solid paper, actually I'm lying it is almost always a white solid paper :4_joy:. This month I wanted to challenge myself and all of you to use a fantastic bold paper as the background. When I cruise through the gallery I am always oooing and aaaahhhing over the layouts that have fabulous backgrounds in them but when I sit down to actually scrap with a bold pattern I am often times at a loss. 

Below are a few simple tips to using a bold pattern as your background:

1- Don't use the whole paper - just use half. This layout by jazzmom using Coastal Vacation by Digital Couture is a great example of this technique.


2 - Frame your photo in something solid. By matting or framing your photo in something solid you draw attention to your photo and separate it from the bold patterned background. barbaraj does this in her layout below using the XOXO Collab Hello Forever:


3. Use either a really LARGE pattern or a really small one. By scaling the pattern you can use it to emphasise your photo. Chantal uses the large hearts in here layout to emphasise her photo (using the Intuition kit by Chunlin)


After all this fabulous inspiration I am off to scrap!! If you need some great new patterned papers in your stash check out the shop. Personally I love these (among others):


I can't wait to see what you come up with.  


Create a layout using a bold pattern paper as the background

How to earn our Love Tokens:

  1. To receive tokens, you must use at least 10% of WLS products - You can use retired WLS products, sample kits, freebies, and store collabs. BUT the designers must be still active (except for store collabs) 
  2. The layout for each challenge must be new and unique. You cannot use the same layout for more than one challenge.
  3. Upload your layout to the TECHNIQUE gallery and this thread
  4. Post your links in the MONTHLY TRACKING THREAD as well
  5. Challenge ends at 11:59pm Pacific Time on the end of month of March 2018!

You will receive 1 Love Token for completing this challenge with 10% WLS products and a Bonus Token for 100% WLS products!! Those add up quickly and 20 points will get you a $5 gift certificate to the WLS store!

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