My layout is a potluck because it features bits and pieces from a bunch of different collections … there's sequins and wood veneer, utensils and music notes, arrows and speech bubbles. There are at least 8 manufacturers featured on this layout including Basic Grey, American Crafts, Crate Paper, Carta Bella, Studio Calico, Teresa Collins, Freckled Fawn and Evalicious. Talk about mixing and matching!
Tip #2 ~ Create a visual triangle of three matching items to pull the page together. If you look at my layout above, you'll see that I have three red elements - the label that says July, the round tab with the utensils and the speech bubble journaling tag. I did this intentionally to draw the eye in toward the photos and create a sense of unity on the page.
Tip #3 ~ Don't be afraid to play around and experiment. Take some time to play around with your papers and try mixing and matching different elements … you'll never know what works well together if you don't take risks and try something new.
Have fun! Be sure to link up your mix 'n match creations over on the Counterfeit Kit Mister Linky!