Hello friends! Today I want to share how to matting can be used to create interest on your layouts. :)
For the photos, I
1. Used a chipboard as a frame
2. Matted with scrap cardstock/patterned paper
3. Double matted with scrap cardstock/patterned paper
Matting gives the photo depth but is a real paper waster unless you use scraps [mine usually has stamping or journaling underneath it actually] or you can cut out the backs of the paper.
I placed all three photos on a piece of patterned paper and used some scrap brown cardstock to mat that patterned paper [these are strips of brown cardstock to reduce the bulkiness]. It wasn't big enough to mat the whole piece of patterned paper...so I used some red patterned paper scrap for the last bit [on the right]...again, I didn't have enough [notice the gap?] so I strategically placed some burlap and a butterfly element there to "distract"...I'm sure you wouldn't have noticed if I didn't tell you! *LOL*
My main photo mat was propped up on 3D dots so that I can slip little bits of burlap, doiley and pearls underneath.
I crumpled some wrapping tissue to serve as a mat for my journaling.
I used the sketch at PageMaps.
What do you think? To mat or not to mat? *LOL*
Supplies :(from Your Scrapbook Stash) Crate Paper chipboard, sitckers and papers, Others: wrapping tissue, buttons, burlap, pearls,doiley, butterfly embellishment, Prima canvas letters.
*Edited* I won the PageMaps Spunky Sprouts contest! :)