09-08-07 Color Challenge - "Arizona Barrel Cactus"
Layout created using the colors for the "9/8/2007 Color Challenge".
Paper, Embellishments - "Pretty Primavera Collection Biggie" by Thao Cosgrove
"Lace Brush Set" by Erica Hite
"Inked Edges 4104" and "Grunged Metals 4106" by Cheryl Barber
"Inked Edges 1801" by Mandy Steward
Font - Myriad Pro
The "pleated paper" background was created using a slight variation on the technique described by Sharon Reus on page 102 of the October/November 2007 issue "Digital Scrapbooking". I quickly discovered that with patterned paper you couldn't just trim the right edge of the paper in increments. You need to slide the lower layers to the left under the upper layers before trimming the right edge in order for the pattern to look as if it is folding under and then appearing out of folds. Two 12-inch widths are required to make one 12-inch pleated background.