Lady Pattern Paper does it again with her new Basically Textured range. Each time a new release hits the printing press I get more and more excited. But this time around I am ecstatic. This basic range is so full of possibility that it literally jumps at you with ideas.
When I first saw the brick paper I knew what I wanted to create. I had the perfect photos of my niece in front of a graffiti wall and I kept humming that tune of Pink Floyd in my head…
I used the papers cut down into smaller bits. I wanted to create my own graffiti wall but ended up going a bit more classic. For the bricks, instead of writing on them I created a background with some layering on top. I simply cut some additional bricks out and raised them on foam tape for dimension.
The little heart was printed straight onto the brick paper – from my initial graffiti idea, cut out and then added to the wall.
A few ink splats add to the imperfect graffiti look and feel. The flowers and leaves are growing up the side of the brick wall – and make me think of an old British homestead complete with a perfect vintage garden filled with old roses and lots of bees and butterflies.
On the opposite side of my layout I combined the Fency woodgrain paper in both So Buff and Dazzling Blue. It forms the perfect background and neutral base for my photos. I love the texture it creates without being bulky and overwhelming. Even with its texture and pattern it perfectly matches my classic graffiti look.
The beautiful barcode strip was die-cut using a scallop die – don’t you just LOVE that splattered look?
With the Basically Textured papers you get two for one. Not only do you have this amazing pattern, but the plain side on the back enables you to get the perfect colouring to complete the look.
I matted my photos on the back of my paper, as well as die-cut my title out of it. This way it perfectly complements my textured papers and colours throughout my layout.