Page Pattern Description: 5 horizontal strips are poised for playing with patterns on this single focal point page. Each strip is 11.125 inches in width. Two of the strips are 1 inch in height, two are 2.125 inches, and the largest (center) strip is 4.375 in.
Note: I used a mirror image of the pattern above to compliment the direction of my focal photo.
This is not my "typical" style. It is rare that I have plenty of space for anything other than photos; but, I had a couple of challenges and I needed to do something a little different. The challenges were:
- I had only two photos to work with.
- They were digital files sent to me via e-mail and could not be blown up to a larger print size without serious quality issues.
My solution was to create a page that used multiple patterned papers (from the Basic Grey Phoebe collection.) Using various heights of border strips allowed me to create a "horizontal pattern field." I used an over-sized mat to give my focal photo a little extra presence on the page. (I didn't want it to get "lost" in all the color and variety.)
Because I used a busy pattern on the largest border strip I wasn't able to journal directly onto the paper (as I originally planned when creating the pattern). I used a sheet of white card stock - which seemed a little to plain on it's own; so, I added an 1/8th inch mat in brown to match the mat on the focal photo.