Framing Paper

Framing Paper

There are some elements that I find trickier to use than others, and photo frames are one of them. I want to try to use them more because some of them are so lovely! I’ve been making an effort to push myself out of my comfort zone lately and work with items and techniques that challenge me. So, this week I took on photo frames.

Keeping in mind that there’s no rule that says that photo frames must be used with pictures, I chose to frame papers. I love the look!

Here are a few recent pages I’ve made with pictures from when my daughter was a baby/toddler:

Supplies: A Beautiful Life: February by Zoe Pearn, Everyday Pocket Doodles 1 by Lauren Grier

Lucky to Have You: For this page, I framed a delicately patterned pink paper that let the “love” word art included in the frame take centre-stage.

Supplies: Butterfly Dreaming by Digilicious Designs

Mady Girl: The postage stamp frame outline was perfect for creating a grid of boldly patterned papers. I saved one spot for journalling.

Supplies: Serenity by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Studio Basic Designs

My Happy Place: On this page, I did use a frame for a photo, as well as papers. I duplicated the frame 4 times and created a bold visual row across the page. Even though the background is patterned, the black frames are the strongest visual elements on the page.

What elements do you find most challenging to use on your pages?