Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Trends on Tuesday - Chevrons

Chevrons/Zig Zags are still really popular, in papers and on stamps.  I used Crate Papers Farmhouse collection for my page (and used the negatives for my title I looked at a little while back) and created a rainbow pattern with all the different papers.  For my page I used a die cut machine to cut them out, however there are lots of different ways of making them.  You can just measure meticulously and cut your own out, or you can use this super folded chevron tutorial  by Julia Stainton which I love - here is the link.  Chevron papers make a great basic in your stash and lots of different manufacturers have them in their collections like Simple Stories here, so you don't have to make your own.

Here are some other great chevron pages to get your creative juices flowing like

Mandie's chevron packed pages (not sure whether some of them technically class as arrows, but they have a great zig zag feel) where she shows how well they can work on boys pages,  here  is the link

This page by Lynne Stewart on Crate Papers Blog,  here is the link,  not only has she used a chevron style print for the background, but she has created her own chevrons using diamond shaped pieces of paper.

Finally you can also even stitch a chevron as shown by this gorgeous card over on American Crafts site by Cindy Toben, here is the link.

Hopefully that has given you lots of ideas to incorporate some more chevrons into your pages...maybe use them in this weekends Cybercrop too (so excited about it as there are lots of fantastic challenges and classes coming up)