Pretty girl, pretty girl, let’s scrap a page!Mar 08, 2021
Pretty girl, pretty girl
Yesterday I shared a page with you that was of my oldest son. I have 4 kids and try to keep their pages scrapped evenly. Anyone else? Am I the only one that does that?
Today I am sharing a page with you of my oldest daughter. She is beautiful and sweet, very caring and quite sassy! She keeps us hopping and she makes my heart happy! If I haven’t mentioned it yet, my sun rises and sets around my family. They are why I do what I do! Let’s get to today’s page.
Layers, layers, and more layers!
My page today is all about the layers. I added a ton of them! I layered patterned paper behind the photo. I layered lots of patterned paper along the edge. I layered and tucked all sorts of fun things under the picture and I layered the stamped sentiment. Layering your papers and embellishments offers a lot of fun, visual interest to your page.
Focal point #2
Any time you make a scrapbook page you want your photos to be the main attraction and all of the other goodies to be the second act. You want them to compliment your pictures, but not over shadow them.
I tried to do that here. I wanted a happy cluster of embellishments to add to the page, but not take it over. I went with predominantly soft colors that played well together. I wanted to add some contrast to the page too though, so I pulled the bright red from the picture and sprinkled it around the page. The red matches not only the shirt my kid is wearing, but also her feisty personality. Win, win!
How about those flowers, though?
One of my favorite types of embellishments is flowers. They just look so pretty on a page and add so much character to it. I try to make my own as often as I can. To make the flowers for this page I used several punches and you guessed it…layered the shapes together.
After I punched them I ran them through my Big Shot using a polka dotted embossing folder to give them some texture and spunky personality.
A flower is only as good as it’s supporting leaves
I used several more punches for the leaves and even did a little bit of sponging on the edges to make them appear to pop up off of the page. It is a simple thing, but it really adds that extra little something, something.
The details really make it
When creating a scrapbook page I like to add lots of fun little details. I ruffle paper edges and add staples here and there. I sponge the edges of things and add little fish tails to the end of banners as pictured below.
I used a rub on from my stash for the page title and layered a doily into the mix. I stapled a heart in place and added a little jewel to it. I also added similar, but smaller hearts to other parts of the page. Spreading out similar things on a page helps to give it a nice cohesive feeling.
Sew it on down
Another interesting element that I like to add to my pages is sewing. I run the page through my sewing machine just like a piece of cloth. It leaves behind a happy little stitch. I usually use a plain straight stitch, but occasionally if I am feeling froggy I’ll use a zig zag stitch!
This is an example of a straight stitch. I used a cream color to match the paper. That leaves it visible, but understated. If you haven’t tried this yet, I highly recommend it. It’s ‘sew’ much fun! (See what I did there?!)
Seal it with a stamp
I love to stamp on my scrapbook pages! I have oodles and oodles of stamps to choose from. Sometimes I stamp an actual sentiment and sometimes it is more of a background design. I went with the sentiment here and then layered it against 2 punches. I also stamped a fun little design on the page background. There is one of those hearts that I mentioned earlier too. I just love it when a page comes together.
A blank canvas, be bold…have fun…be you!
When making a page, remember, you are the artist! There is no right or wrong way to create. Try different things. Play around with patterns and colors. Make some embellishments or try a new technique. This is such a fun, exciting hobby and you should experiment with things until you figure out what your scrapbooking style is. Art is fun and you, my friend, are an artist!
That’s a wrap!
Here is today’s page one more time:
Thank you so much for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you again real soon!