In celebration of last weeks holiday, I created a layout inspired by the very fabric of our nation; the American flag. I created this page for this past Monday's Mix it Up challenge on the forum. I started my page with 13 paper strips, for the thirteen stripes in the flag. I than used 5 punched stars for the stars in our flag, and of course I used the colors red, white, and blue.
I started out my page with some basic black cardstock by Bazzill Basics. I wanted the dark background to help my papers really stand out.
I used a mix of paper strips cut from the following papers to create my background:
Cloud nine by Crate paper , I am creative by Simple Stories , and Craftsman by Crate paper.
To dull the colors, helping add emphasis to my photo and title work, I layered my strips with a star vellum.
I am line. I chose a lighter toned alpha from Crate paper to finish off my title.
Studio Calico Amelia paper!
American Crafts Fine and Dandy collection. I chose to keep it basic without adding anything to let it stand out.