FreshenPattern

4 Ways to Freshen Up a Page Pattern

The Flintstone’s Bedrock City in Custer, South Dakota

The challenge for this week is to freshen up a pattern in the gallery with a new look, this week Pattern #208 is our subject and I’ll use the 2×3 Arrow Die to help do it.

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The original example in the gallery is a snow page with cool blues cardstock and pattern paper, matted photos, and a title that spreads across the page in two blocks.

Mosaic Moments Pattern #208 2x3 Arrow Die 1"square Point the Way Die

Mosaic Moments Pattern #208 2×3 Arrow Die 1″square Point the Way Die

This time I began with our featured Mosaic Moments grid paper, Limeade, and featured die, the 2×3 Arrow Die. Now Limeade is one of those bold and bright color grids that I often wonder how to use. For some inspiration I looked through my Pinterest pinboard “Color My World” to see what I had to work with this grid. There were several good choices but I settled on one with a citrus palette. I’ve used a yellow, yellow-orange, orange, red orange and deep green.

• Freshen up with: New Colors

Inspiration from Pinterest

Inspiration from Pinterest

 

Mosaic Moments Limeade Grid Paper 2x3 Arrow Die and 1" sq. Point the Way Die

Mosaic Moments Limeade Grid Paper 2×3 Arrow Die and 1″ sq. Point the Way Die

• Freshen up with: Dies

This pattern provides two spots for the 2×3 Arrow Die and I bring back the 1” square Point the Way die to fill in several of the 1” squares creating additional arrow strips. I use the 2×3 arrows as a place to add the labels for the page.

Mosaic Moments Pattern #208 2x3 Arrow Die 1"square Point the Way Die Embossed two-tone yellow cardstock

Mosaic Moments Pattern #208 2×3 Arrow Die 1″square Point the Way Die Embossed two-tone yellow cardstock

• Freshen up with: Cropping

One photo for the lower left hand corner I cropped it square and added 1” squares from the photo in the spots below.

Mosaic Moments Pattern #208 Cropping to the pattern

Mosaic Moments Pattern #208 Cropping to the pattern

• Freshen up with: Journaling on your mat

The bottom center photo is matted leaving an area below to journal.

Mosaic Moments Pattern #208 Journaling on the mat 1"square Point the Way Die

Mosaic Moments Pattern #208 Journaling on the mat 1″square Point the Way Die

My center mosaic area is filled with some dinosaur print paper.

The colors for this layout are a good compliment to the photos taken at The Flintstones Bedrock City in Custer, South Dakota. All the bright yellows, oranges and aqua in the park make this a colorful and fun page. It shows that you can often find a way to stretch yourself and try a new color combination with just a little inspiration.

I hope you’ll find ways to freshen up a pattern in the Pattern Gallery and maybe  you’ll share it on the new Crop & Share: Mosaic Moments Facebook page.

See you there!

Andrea Fisher

Mosaic Moments Freshening up Pattern #208 2x3 Arrow Die 1"square Point the Way Die

Mosaic Moments Freshening Up Pattern #208 2×3 Arrow Die 1″square Point the Way Die