Friday, August 26, 2011

Scrapbook Friday: Late night scrapbook love

You'll have to excuse the late night photos as I prepare this Friday page for you.

It's a formula.
2 photos + whole sheet of patterned paper background + something at an angle or offset to make it interesting = a page that could be really similar to last week's but is somehow quite different.

My favourite thing about this layout (apart from Mindy, of course) is the luggage tag.
Just an ordinary tag (you could even cut one from plain card) and these journalling block stamps.

Stamp twice across the tag to make it look like horizontal ledger paper. I'll be honest here, I tried masking off the edges so I didn't get the double line in the middle...and it didn't work. I couldn't line them up straight. So I decided to embrace it instead, and actually I think it looks fine.

Then I used a brush and some acrylic paint to edge it, and tie in with the paint block behind my title. A few extra embellishments from my collection, and it's done.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scrapbook Friday

Big foot, little foot.

Big page, little photos.

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the need to fill a page completely with paper and photos and stuff. Here, though, I loved the background paper and really didn't want to cover it up. Cropping the photos to 10cm square and making fake-polaroid backgrounds was the perfect solution. The splashes of green keep the page from looking too dark.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer scrapbooking

I think we can all agree that we had better weather in April/May than we have done in our actual summer months. So this page of our first ice-creams of the year is kind of appropriate.

This layout uses these stamps to create the bunting, and I hand-stitched across the top using embroidery thread. In a moment of madness, I decided to create a matching swirl across the bottom of the page as well. My hand-stitching projects always seem like a good idea at the time, but at times I was stitching through three layers of cardstock, so it was quite labour-intensive.

My top tip: draw the shape you want and poke holes for your stitches before you start sewing. And make sure you make the holes big enough for your needle to go through :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Xmas is coming with Paint Fusion

We are sure you are all starting to get ready with all your crafty bits for Christmas so we have some really good news for your today.

Sheena is launching a new set of Paint Fusion Stamps and a DVD containing 3 hours of step-by-step projects and inspiration.

It’s all up on our website and we are taking pre-orders NOW, it should be in the shop within about 10 days.​/paint_fusion_xmas.htm


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...