I had fun using graduated colors in the papers I chose to fill the background. The page was created using a beautiful kit by LDrag Designs called Sweet November. Here is the sketch for our paper scrapbookers.
A crescent shape is really very easy to cut from paper. Just cut two circles, overlap one circle over the other, trace your cutting line, then cut your crescent. Once you have a crescent shape use it as a pattern for the rest of your background crescents.
The second shape I experimented with was a bracket. I joined a few brackets together to create a wavy line, then built a background with that wavy line. Here are some example layouts using the template.
Here is Maggie, my very sweet and cooperative dog. She never seems to mind me taking her picture. This layout was created with another kit from LDrag Designs called Summer Sherbet. I have one more example to share.
For this layout I used four different background papers on the wavy lines. The kit is by Siamese Studio and is called "Love Is". I have just found this designer and thought she created a lovely romantic kit. Below is the sketch for our paper scrapbookers.
Each wavy line is just under an inch wide so you can fit 12 wavy lines on a 12 by 12 layout. I have created PhotoShop template files for our digi scrapbookers. You can download the files from either of the two file sharing sites below.
4Shared: Crescent Template
MediaFire: Crescent Template
4Shared: Wavy Bracket Line Template
MediaFire: Wavy Bracket Line Template
Hope you enjoy experimenting with these backgrounds. We'd love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by.