This is Karen, back with a Mix and Match for November. I am still continuing with my 6x12 theme as they are making me happy. This month, I decided to mix and match the Cut and Paste and Find Your Wings and Fly lines and sprinkled a few embellishments from Lost and Found 3. For this layout, I just created a simple layered effect where I lined up the papers I liked and added my photo in the middle.
Here's what I ended up with:
Overall, I think this is a simple layout and just shows how seamlessly the My Mind's Eye lines work together. But, I wanted to point out a few little things that might be interesting for you to try. On this layout, I had a little space around my title and since it was segmented well by the different patterned papers, I decided to try and journal right around my title:
It clearly wouldn't work if you had long journaling, but it's a quick, simple and visually-different look to have in your list of options.
The other thing I wanted to point out is all the stitching. I think one of the fun ways to add dimension to your pages is to use stitching. And if you want to experiment even further, you can use different types of stitches. On this layout, I wanted the stitching between layers to be more prominent so I used a zigzag stitch. If you wanted just texture and nothing else, you can also use a transparent (or a color that matches
your paper) thread. This would give you a texture but would not distract the way my black thread does. I also stitch right through my chipboard elements.
If you haven't experimented with stitching, I highly recommend it. It's something I love to do on all my layouts.
That's it from me this month, thank you for letting me share and I'd love to see some of the layouts you've worked on this month so please link me up in the comments!