The new Virginia's View Challenge is to use your Pattern Paper. One of my favorite ways to use Pattern Paper is to combine multiple papers from the same collection ... in this case, I took my inspiration from both the colors and elements in the inspiration picture below and used papers from Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar Collection in my design.
I started by overlapping various sheets from the collection looking for both pattern & color balance. The layout from Freshly Made Sketches has multiple overlapping panels which works well for this type of pattern paper design.
I used the largest pattern design for the background (don't you love those Moxie Fab Foxy Foxes) ... I cut the panel in such a way that the overlapping of the other panels would cut off any of the fox heads.
Next, I used a more solid pattern for my EK Success Stitched Elephant Sticker ... so he didn't get lost in all of the designs (also the orange provided a nice contrast to the turquoise). Finally I cut out a single vertical stripe from one of the striped papers from the collection for the vertical element in the design (which also pulls in the lighter turquoise from my elephant sticker).
The finishing touch were some SRM Sticker Thank You sentiments ... the bold black lines work well with patterned designs.
I'm also joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge to use two or more designer papers.