I set myself a real scrapbooking challenge this week. As you’ve probably noticed, I love scrapping with patterned papers and combining different designs and patterns. But this week, I decided to restrict myself.
My challenge was to create a single-page layout using only ONE sheet of double-sided patterned paper, some cardstock and very minimal embellishing.
Here’s what I came up with:
Materials Used: Dark brown textured cardstock, light brown cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Recycle paper, brown ink, dark brown ink, black ink, Sandylion brown ribbon border sticker, alphabet stickers from Pink Paislee and Making Memories and a quote sticker from NRN Designs.
To recreate this scrapbook page idea, follow these steps:
1. Use the dark brown textured cardstock as your background.
2. Cut a square of light brown cardstock measuring approximately 28cm by 28cm. For extra effect, cut a scalloped edge pattern along the edges, as shown in the layout above. This just gives your page a little extra character.
Ink the edges of your square with brown ink and glue in the centre of your page.
3. Cut a strip from the underside of Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Recycle paper measuring 7.5cm by 30.5cm. Very lightly ink the edges with black ink. You just want to give it a subtle outline. Set aside to dry.
4. Cut a piece of Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Recycle paper measuring 25.7cm by 23cm. Ink the edges with dark brown ink and when dry, glue to your layout so that it is centred horizontally and is about 2.6cm from the bottom edge.
5. Glue your strip from step #3 across your page approximately 6.2cm from the bottom edge.
6. Place a Sandylion brown ribbon sticker (or any border sticker or piece of ribbon) across your page approximately 7.1cm from the bottom edge.
7. Mat a vertical 5×7 photo with light brown cardstock. Glue to your page approximately 3.9cm from the left edge and 4cm from the bottom edge.
8. Using alphabet stickers, write your title to the left of your photo, as shown in the scrapbooking layout above. My title reads: Together. The Best Place To Be.
9. From your remaining patterned paper, cut out two leaf images and two dandelion images. Arrange the leaves in the top left corner of your page and the two dandelion images in the bottom right corner of your page, as shown above.
10. Finally, add a quote sticker towards the top right corner of your page, just above your Recycle patterned paper.
I had a lot of fun with this challenge. Why don’t you give it a go and see what you can create with just a single piece of double-sided scrapbooking paper as the basis of your design!
I’d love to hear what you think of this scrapbooking challenge. Please leave a comment in the comments box below.