It's been a while since I created 'just for the fun of it'. But recently I managed to give it a go and created this cute layout about my son using the Prima April Special Delivery kit.
It was pretty simple to put together but had a few little tricks to it so I thought I'd show you how it was done. Let's take a look:
1. Use a black piece of cardstock as your base.
2. Choose a paper which has a little pattern, but not too much to 'take over'.
3. Use at least two border punches and without looking, punch in the 4 corner areas to create a great distressed look to the page. Use your fingers to roll the left over edges and create even more of a distressed look.
4. Either use 4 pieces of paper that you cut (from your stash), or journaling cards (either way, size is 6x4"), and lay them on a diagonal, horizontally across the page from the bottom left to the top right.
5. Take some medical gauze and ink it with some brown ink to match the papers you're using
Tip: lay the gauze on some scrap paper, and just dab the ink pad over the gauze until you have the colour you are looking for.
6. Place the gauze in the left and right corners (approx. 3" from each corner).
7. Over the top of the gauze, and the initial journaling spots, add another journaling spot (mine this time is wood, but you can use paper and just add height by adhering with foam tape). This time on an angle.
9. Add your photo into the middle of the wooden journaling spot, first distressing the edges to give it a look like it's on a mat.
10. As a final touch, add some journaling/words/title to the page.
Tip: I've added some journaling by cutting the Prima packaging and adding that into the cluster of the flowers/cogs.
Finally as I didn't think there was a place that would suit journaling on the front, I've added it to the back. I talk about this in my classes a lot. I know we all scrapbook for different reasons, but even if you don't want those stories on the front where everyone can see them, there is nothing wrong with putting some basic information on the back. That way, those vital details aren't lost.
Tip: When choosing a photo to use on this layout, choose one which has a splash of colour in it to make the photo stand out.
This is a really quick and easy layout to put together. The 'hardest' part being the flower clusters. But don't be worried when putting them together. Just have fun.
As I said to someone recently. Our scrapbooks should bring us joy. They are our art, our memories, our stories, our 'time off'. They have so much of ourselves in them that sometimes, we think about them too hard. But if you can look at a page and it brings you joy, none of the 'rest of it' (the newest, latest, cutest embellishments) just don't matter!
Have a wonderful weekend all.