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Masteries- Home Is Where My Cats Are

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Masteries- Home Is Where My Cats Are

Home is Where My Cats Are by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye; Letters: American Crafts, Basic Grey; Flowers: Sassafrass, Freckled Fawn; Wood Veneer: FreckledFawn; Jewels: Making Memories; Tape: My Mind's Eye; Doily: My Little Shoebox
 
This Page is about how I finally felt at home once my cats were comfortable in our new apartment.
 
One of the things I love to do is to mix a lot of busy patterned papers together. I choose one bold pattern for the canvas and then allow it's colors to guide my choices for other prints and for the embellishments. Often the paper choice is influenced by the story I want to tell. In this case, I chose a print with a lot of houses as the main background. I pushed the photos around on the paper to get a general feel for their placement, then added two other prints in smaller portions. Once I know which prints and how to place them with the photos, I can build my embellishment clusters based on design principles.The embellishments are chosen based on motif, color and texture to support the full story. I stop adding to the page when everything feels balanced.