I sorted through the yummy, colorful pages and images and began to pull items that appealed to me. After I pulled some main images, I began to gather patterned paper that seemed to "fit" and I tore it into strips.
Feeling that I had more than enough for 2 pages, I decided to pull out 3 different colors of scrapbooking paper that would serve as the background for my collage.
I cut these pages into smaller blocks of random sizes and applied them to the pages with double stick tape. I distributed the color in a color composition that would help to lead the eye from one area to the next.
I took my main elements and placed them in various positions on the pages to get an idea of where I would place them permanently. Once I decided where to place them, I removed them from the page and began "painting" the background with strips of paper to add interest and color. I also cut some of the paper strips into triangles. I used a combination of glue stick and double sided tape to apply the paper strips and images to the background.
Here's my completed spread. I enjoyed the process even though I had to fight the urge to pull out the markers. I'm going to put this spread in the "success" column, and I have another 2 or 3 spreads in mind to complete with this same technique.
Challenge yourself to work on a couple spreads using only paper collage. It will force you to go through those yummy stacks of paper and images that you've been saving, and you'll have a blast as you "Celebrate, LOVE, and Create!"