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Chevron Tutorial

Yesterday my tutorial for chevron backgrounds went up at October Afternoon.  I’m not a very technique-y scrapbooker… so I find it hard to come up with things that are worthy of a step-by-step tutorial.  But for a while now I’ve wanted to do a chevron background.

I wanted it to be subtle though… no bright crazy chevron over here (although I did just finish a chevron-inspired page with bright colors for a guest post…) so I chose a monochromatic color scheme.

You can find the tutorial here.


  • Lisa Day - WOW! I love that layout. Those chevron stripes are AWESOME!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla - Oh, this is nice!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni Hufford - LOVE this marcy. thanks so much for sharing– going to have to try it out!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Cartwright - LOVE the chevron pattern. I like the subtle tones you chose, the dots and the pops of lime green. Your work is always so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Morgan - So GREAT!!!! I love this!!!! I’ve been wanting to do something with the chevron background and was considering painting the backgrount, but maybe I will try this!! Awesome work!!!ReplyCancel

  • meganklauer - Brilliant Marcy!ReplyCancel

  • caroline hancock - this is another stunning layout
    Off to check out the tutorialReplyCancel

  • Nathalie - I LOVE this tutorial and pretty much anything you create!!!ReplyCancel

  • krista - lovely layout. i can’t really say how i found my way over to blog but it definitely has become a daily read. i enjoy your scrapbooking style. i’m planning a trip to manitoba late october and i think i will just have to pop by your store and purchase a few goodies.ReplyCancel

  • cinback - Man, do I love this!ReplyCancel

  • eva - gorgeous layout, Marcy! (as always. :) )ReplyCancel

  • RahelMenig - hey marcy :)
    i just wanted to tell you two things!
    1. thank you so much for sharing your spray paint technique with us a few weeks ago! i LOVE it and have been doing it for almost every single layout now ;) i have been wondering how to do those big black splatters but always chickened out to use acrylic for some reason ;) so thanks for that!!
    2. now THIS layout is AMAZING!! okay, i think that to myself every time i see any of your layouts, but this is just so lovely :)

    thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us! i’m your biggest fan ;) heeee

    xoxo, rahelReplyCancel

  • danielle - Love this layout, great tutorial!!ReplyCancel

  • joy - This is beautiful and inspiring. Totally going to play in the paper and glue this week. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Beeson - I wanted to let you know I mentioned you in a blog post since I used your great tutorial! THANKS!ReplyCancel

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