Thursday, April 9, 2020

Sketch Inspired Scrapbook Lay Out

Hello! I created this scrapbook lay out to participate in Scrapbook and Cards March Sketch challenge. The sketch is shown below.

I have not done a lot of scrapbooking lay outs. I find it more stressful to create this than a card. The sketch is very helpful in making me plan the materials I will use.

I looked through my paper stash which paper line I have most. I chose this Photo Play patterned paper and started choosing the elements of my lay out from this patterned paper. I chose papers with blue and cream colors since the close up photo has blue on it. I also added a colored patterned paper to supplement the colors of the fruit cake on the other photo.

The one thing fun about this project is going through my stash and discovering products that I have.

I used American Crafts Thickers for the title. I traced the white outline on the center of the letter with Uni-Ball White Signo gel pen to make the letter pop. I added dash lines with a blue glitter pen. I added metal staples with We R Memory Keepers Staple Board. I adhered faux cross stitches using Paper Smooches Cross Stitch die.

I added a wooden star Studio Calico embellishment. I adhered washi tape to the back of the wooded star for a pop of color. To do this, I folded the washi tape, with the adhesive part inside. I applied liquid glue to the back of the star and adhered the washi tape to each triangle. I brushed the front of the star with Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Midas Touch Gold pen. What is a star without shimmer?

As much as I want to add some journaling, I could not remember anything specific that I want to journal related to this occasion so I added a subtitle. To keep up with the wood themed elements on this lay out, I adhered another wooden sentiment from Recollections.  I die cut the you sentiment on wood tape and used the negative cut. I tucked this under the cute sentiment. I used the positive cut in adhering the inner pieces of the letters y and o. The you die is from Avery Elle A Tag For All Elle-ments. 

I adhered ticket die cuts to add more color. I added a folded blue cardstock over the tickets. I die cut the edge of this card stock with Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio Creative Cuts. I also used this die to cut the blue patterned paper on top of the title. I added staples and cross stitched die cuts. The cross stitch was die cut using wood paper.

I die cut a blue shimmer card stock with Ellen Hutson Star Trail die. I adhered a gold cardstock on the back of this blue shimmer card stock to make the stars pop out. I added a tab and stamped the date on it. The tab was cut using Paper Smooches Toppers die.

I added chipboard stars for more pop of color. I adhered coordinating colored sequins on the stars.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope I was able to inspire you to create a lay out during these stay at home days. The photos to put in a lay out need not to be recent. Recent photos make it easy to journal since the memories are still fresh. Also, it is so fun to use products from different companies to come up with a lay out. It was difficult at first but once I saw all the possibilities by seeing my stash, I really enjoyed the process of creating this. 

Have a SAFE, blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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