Sometimes your photos are so engaging in themselves that you do not want to place anything on your page to distract the viewer from their beauty. When in this situation, you just need a splash of colour, simple patterns and simple embellishments to truly showcase your photos. Scrapbooking ideas like this one use simplicity to draw your attention to the photos and colour to compliment their beauty.
The key is to choose scrapbooking papers that are not too busy and do not feature too many colours. Also, in this layout, the floral paper is complimented with a plain paper in the same hue.
Materials Used: Papers from the Chatterbox Sun Tangerine Blossoms paper collection, Chatterbox Den Light Tie Circles paper, orange cardstock, green alphabet rub-ons, brown pen and miscellaneous butterfly stickers.
To recreate this layout, follow these instructions:
1. Set aside your orange cardstock for your background.
2. Cut four strips of Chatterbox Sun Tangerine Blossoms paper measuring 5cm by 25.3cm. Adhere one strip vertically in the bottom left corner of your page and another vertically in the top right corner of your page.
3. Turn your remaining two strips of Chatterbox Sun Tangerine Blossoms paper over so you can no longer see the blossoms design. Adhere one horizontally in the top left corner of your page and the other horizontally in the bottom right corner of your page.
4. Arrange your photos to form a square in the middle of your page. I have used a 6×8 photo for the large photo and cropped two 4×6 photos to create my square.
5. Cut out a large blossom from your Chatterbox Sun Tangerine Blossoms scrapbooking paper and adhere on top of join between all three of your photos.
6. Cut a strip of Chatterbox Den Light Tie Circles paper measuring 1cm by 25.3cm. Turn it over so you can only see the green side (you could use green cardstock for this instead). Adhere across the top left of your page, as shown in the layout above.
7. Cut out a medium size blossom from your Chatterbox Sun Tangerine Blossoms paper and adhere in the top left corner of your page, on top of your green strip.
8. Finish off your page with a title in the bottom right corner. To create my title, I have used green alphabet rub-ons and a brown pen, but you could use any combination of alphabet stamps, stickers, rub-ons or pen work.
9. Finally, add a butterfly sticker or something similar to finish off your title.
And there you have it – a beautiful scrapbooking layout that uses a simple design and elegant scrapbooking papers to showcase your precious photos.
I’d love to hear what you think of this scrapbooking idea. Please leave a comment in the comments box below.