On The Diagonal: Paper Strips

I'm sharing over at the PINK PAISLEE Blog today where it's "diagonal" week!
One of my favorite trends to-date: diagonal stripes.
 I love them way more than chevron, way more than plain stripes and almost as much as swiss dots!
 For my layout, I’ve chosen the “Color Wash” Collection and a few recent photos of my daughter 
caught while waiting to perform a dance number; they’re fun and silly, and I love the pop
 of black and white photos against the pastels. 

I created a swatch of a diagonal pattern by cutting 1/2″ strips from one of the patterned papers
 and then attaching them to a base paper.

After the rectangle of paper was covered in strips, the excess was trimmed off. 

The word “silly” was hand-cut from one of the Color Wash papers and then glued to the “hello” tag. 
 A trio of butterflies were punched from the 6X6 paper pad, embellished with canvas dots,
 a jewel and then added with foam adhesive. I placed pieces of the vellum banner, so tha
t it would appear as if the butterflies were carrying the strands. 

The diagonal panel was finished off with a single-stitch around the edge and then added to the layout with foam adhesive. A pretty hand-tied bow completes the page while giving some softness and whimsy! 

 I think that I'll try this concept out on a card or two also!

  1. Wow! What a gorgeous layout! I love every single little detail of this!


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