My first Scrapbook Layout using my new Craft Sensations papers. I’m really impressed with the quality and the price of these papers.
I got a bit carried away as these paper pads are great quality and they are only £2.99 each.
I love using distress inks in most of my papercraft project. They add a little lift to the papers, a little bit of texture and dimension. On this scrapbook layout I’ve used Milled Lavender and Frayed Burlap distress inks.
I left like my scrapbook page needed a little something extra. The sketch I’ve followed features some little circles dotted here and there. For the big circles I’ve used some leftover paper scraps. But for the smaller circles I’ve used little die cut flowers instead.
I treated myself to Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals Die Set from Sizzix. It’s proving to be as fantastically useful as I expected it to be. I’m on a tight budget so I’m always very careful about choosing dies to invest in. I tend to avoid dies that are specific to a particular event, season or theme. Flowers make great little embellishments to add interest to cards and scrapbook pages. Layering the flowers really makes them pop off the page – because they quite literally do!
I also like to add a little something to the centre of the flowers. In this case I’ve reached for a little adhesive pearl.
I typically use distress inks to stop my flowers looking to flat. I also use a ball tool to shape them so that the flowers stand up.
Scrapbook Page Title
I’m really proud of how this scrapbook page title turned out. I used this lovely burlap effect paper and die cut pennant shapes using an old XCut mini die. Then I stamped my title onto the bunting using an old Papermania stamp set.
I didn’t like the look of the flat burlap ribbon so I threaded a length of covered wire through the middle of it. This made a perfect base for my bunting to “hang” from.
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Pin It Now, Scrap It Later
I do hope you have enjoyed having a peak at my latest scrapbooking layout. Please feel free to use my scrapbook pages to inspire your own creations, pin it to your Pinterest for later.
Scrapbooking Challenges I’m Entering
- Sketches In Thyme Sketch #493
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge
- The Paper Funday Challenges
- Crafty Sentiments
- Through The Craft Room Door
- Gem of a Challenge
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
- Creative Moments Challenge
- Corrosive Challenge
- IKE’s WORLD Challenges
A Little Bit About Me . . .
Thank you so much for stopping by my corner little of the interweb. I’m Bridie, mum to two small humans, full time homemaker and full time craftaholic – which totally explains why I’m always short on time!
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