I set the paper aside with the goal of using up some of the awesome Christmas prints. I had no intention of ever using that paper. EVER. That changed when I happened across the moth picture. Several years ago, we raised Oleander Moths. Many people regard them as pests, but I think they are gorgeous.The have a black body with red and white coloring. Colors that matched the papers in December kit. Once the moths emerged from their cocoon, they crawled out onto my sons hand. Then, one by one, they climbed up his arm, onto his head, then began flapping their wings before flitting away.
|All Supplies from the December 2013 JBS Mercantile Kits|
I often hear the argument from friends that they are afraid to join a kit club because there might be one challenging patterned paper in the bunch. They worry about not being able to use it. I truly believe that sometimes a pattern might surprise you. It could end up being that perfect print to use for your project. You can use any print, even if it's not your style, if you can associate it to your story in some manner. You might even end up loving the layout. I know I like this one a lot.
Tips for Using Bold Prints
- Tame the print by using small portions of it. Either cover large sections with other prints or cut away( or punch) smaller pieces.
- Keep embellishing simple.
- Use the print to add a bit of tension to the layout. This can work especially well when emotional tension is part of the story.
Motif- Chevron (a Get It Scrapped Pinterest Board)