Usually I'm drawn to bright and vivid colors when I scrap, but once in a blue moon I like to use more "earthy" tones.
It looks so cool to use papers like this for embellishments or just as a patterned paper.
Some manufacturers make paper like that, but you can also make it yourself.
You can use:
- music notes
EBAY is a perfect place to find all these.
I won a bid on an old book from 1940. I think I paid 49 cents for it+ shipping. I never got it though, because this was when we were moving and I had no address in Japan yet, so I just put my old address down. DUH! It never got forwarded here. Not a big deal. I'll try again. I think I want something in French this time. Everything sounds so much better in French, don't you think?
Yard sales and dusty attics can also be a perfect spot to find old books and dictionaries.
Just remember if you DO use something like that, you will need to spray it with anti-acid spray before putting it on a layout or card.
Here's some pretty flowers that I bought. Two are from Prima and the other one I forgot.
Here's some I made with patterned paper looking like maps and books. Strip flower,lollipop flower and fan fold flowers all work good for this.
If you don't feel like looking around for old books with pages that turned yellow, you can just take any book or today's newspaper and print it on yellow paper. Or you can scan your book or whatever and change the colors with a photo editing software.
I think I'm gonna try to make a cardstock rose with newspaper.I'll let you know how it goes.