One of the best ways to make a scrapbook page look more detailed and intricate than it really is is by layering patterned paper. It's an easy process that I use on almost all my pages because the result makes the page look like it took more time to create than it actually did. And while I will never be a speed scrapper (most of my pages take about an hour to complete), I do like to save minutes when I can. And use them to shop for clothes; much to my husband's chagrin.
Anyway, today I'm featuring a page that uses this layering technique with the Basic Grey Fact & Fiction papers:
I've divided by background into thirds horizontally, using the top 1/3 for my title and the bottom 2/3 for my photos and journaling. I've selected subtle patterned papers for the base layers, with a brighter blue border to divide them.
The title is cut on my Silhouette from yellow patterned paper. I lightly misted it with yellow ink so that it would be a bit darker than the yellows in my background. An embellishment cluster on the right (circle, flower, tickets, flag) and small punched striped circles complete the top part of the page.
On the bottom section, I've cut three large banner shapes to lay behind my three photos. Then I adhered my journaling strips to the left of the photos. And a little bit of black stitching helps tie everything together.