A scrapbook sketch came to my rescue this week! I was feeling totally uninspired and to be honest, in a bit of a rush. So I turned to my faithful copy of 500 Scrapbooking Sketches and chose a Sketch #6 from page #12 to play with. And I love the results! What do you think? I’d love to know, so please leave a comment in the box at the bottom of the page.
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This layout was created using Autumn Leaves Legend Paper, Autumn Leaves Floral Burst Paper, two shades of green cardstock, two shades of brown cardstock, white cardstock, green ric rac, light brown ink, a brown pen, NRN Burgundy Alphabet stickers and Hot Off The Press Green Alphabet.
To recreate this scrapbook page idea, follow these steps:
1. Use the Autumn Leaves Legend Paper as your background.
2. Cut a piece of Autumn Leaves Floral Burst Paper measuring 25.5cm by 17.5cm. Mat with your darkest shade of green cardstock and glue at an angle to your background, as shown above. The bottom left corner should be about 4cm from the left edge and 5cm from the bottom edge.
3. Mat a horizontal 5×7 photo with your light green cardstock. Glue in the centre of your Autumn Leaves Floral Burst Paper. For the best effect, make sure your photo is parallel to the bottom edge of your page.
4. Glue a strip of green ric rac horizontally across your page approximately 11.5cm from the bottom edge. It should go across the bottom of your photo, as shown above.
5. Using your Hot Off The Press Green Alphabet, add the second half of your title just above your photo, as shown above. If you don’t have this specific alphabet, any square alphabet will do.
6. Cut the first letter of your title from light bright cardstock. Mat with dark brown cardstock and glue in the top left corner of your page.
7. Finish your title with NRN Burgundy Alphabet stickers or any other co-ordinating alphabet stickers.
8. Cut six strips of white cardstock. They should all be 1cm tall and varying in length. Add your journaling to each strip using a brown pen. When dry, ink around the edges with light brown ink. You may also like to smudge the ink across each strip to give a more textured appearance. When dry, glue in the bottom right corner of your page, as shown above.
What do you think? Do you like this scrapbook sketch?