Do you squirrel away your 8x8 & 6x6 paper pads like I do?? I look at them & feel bad that I am not actually using them, so thought I'd challenge myself to try. This is the result!
8x8 pads don't have to be limited to mini books, I used 5 pages from a 8x8 pad to create the entire layered background on this double page.
I am proud to share it was published in a local print magazine: Scrapping & Kei. Many thanks to Liezel & the team for selecting it.
It page about one of my closest friends, Lisa. Everything about the page is a reflection of who she is. It is a gift for her birthday to be hung in her bedroom :)
- She is a girly girl
- Loves the pretty things in life.
- Loves gold accessories & home decor accents.
- Crazy about cute critters.
- One of the strongest people I know.
- Has beautiful, kind & thoughtful personality.
Supplies: Digital supplies: Actions by Sweet Shoppe; Cardstock: +Bazzill Basics Paper ; Patterned paper: +Cosmo Cricket , +Glitz Design ; Stickers, Paper leaves, Gold Brads:
+American Crafts; Frame: Jillibean Soup; Tags: Elle Studio; Wooden Veneer: +Freckled Fawn, Cosmo Cricket; Fabric pom-pom: +Basic Grey; Stamp, Ink: +My Favorite Things Stamps; Mist: Maya Road, +Ranger Ink ; Stencils: The Crafters Workshop; Adhesive: +TombowUSA , +Thermoweb , 3L; Tools: Scissors, Mat & Trimmer: +Fiskars ; Other: Typewriter, Vellum, Buttons.
How-to create the collage background:
- Select 'muted' co-ordinating paper designs.
- Cut the pages into different width paper strips.
- Layer over one another to create a well balanced collage.
- Adhere along the top edges of the paper only leaving the bottoms loose for 3 dimensional texture.
- Mist entire page with opaque white mist. Allow enough drying time. (White takes longer than usual colors.)
- Splatter with highlight color and paint water color dots in a 3rd color, creating an interesting background.
- Once dry, add decorative stitching.
- Complete your page on top of patch-worked background.
Paper leaves, journaling onto vellum, buttons, brads & tags make this page a winner!
My title was matted onto a big stamped image by My Favorite Things stamps...isn't it divine! More buttons, a heart badge & glittered bling add lovely focal points to the page.
I hope this technique has inspired you to haul out those smaller pads & get them onto a scrapbook page.
I'm glad you stopped by!