***plus tips & tricks on how to create your own personalised backing paper***
I forgot to mention that I won a voucher over at the new JBS Forum during their crop a couple of weeks ago with this layout! So I'm thinking, seeing as I'll be using the voucher & paying the postage I may as well order all I need (cough, cough...) & get it all shipped together...so I'm on a little mission to wipe out the small amount of JBS stash that is still lurking on my paper trays...hence my choice of paper here!
I took a couple of photos along the way to show you some tricks. To save paper I often cut out a window of cardstock if there is going to be another piece over it. It also helps keep my pages "not too fat" which is a good thing for your albums too.
I would love to work with tape runners but they are not available here, however a great double-sided tape is, so I figure I can save on ordering those online. I used to be foxed by circles though & cut lots of short pieces, but peeling the back off was a right pain, then I tried just turning the tape & kinda pleating as I went, and it works just fine! Saves tons of time because you can just pull the tape off in one easy movement!
When I'm creating I get the base, or FOUNDATION of my page prepared, before I start adding the photos & other surface layers, etc.
Above I started with a white cardstock base, layered the red print over.
Added a big text rub-on along the top (I knew I wanted this so the rub-on went on first - to determine the position of the printed paper).
Then I added the punched butterfly strip just under the rub-ons along the top, then the scalloped circle piece (cut some off the bottom once I had marked how much needed removing) then placed some yellow vellum underneath it.
On top of the vellum I layered a printed scallop that I had hand-cut, inked & mounted onto some cardstock. On top of this I added a scallop sticker strip & then a straight sticker strip.
So before even starting, my base page consists of 9 separate pieces/layers. That is how I get the interest going sometimes ...creating my own customised backing paper.
I combined the colour combo with this sketch from Jenni Bowlin. (see below)
I've been dying to use these photos so used two of them in place of the five in a row then one more in place of the big title space.
Instead of the top scallop strip I used a punched butterfly strip & I used the circular scallop paper instead of the rectangular one in the sketch.
I thought the large Lily Bee word/sentence rub-ons would make a good, light & unobtrusive substitute for journaling.
I found that Jenni Bowlin stash combined well with Glitz Design Love Nest here.
I used the vellum because I didn't have any cardstock quite the right shade of chartreuse & this was perfect!
I also liked how the vellum allowed the other layers to show through - see above left.
This is quite a busy page for me but I was trying this layered style on for size & really like how it turned out!
I hand-made this pennant banner using JB prints backed with the white cardstock that I saved by cutting the window out the back remember?!
I layered up the scallop at the bottom of the layout here quite a bit & strung the banner over it.
I find that changing my photos to black & white, or sepia (or a mix of both as I've done here - by adjusting the saturation levels) makes them much more flexible to work with, although I don't recommend it all the time - sometimes colour is wonderful.
Bazzill cardstock - white
Bazzill swiss-dot - yellow
Yellow vellum - stash
JBS 'Picnic Lunch' red print
JBS 'Naptime' yellow print
JBS 'Saloon' brown print
Brown circular scalloped dotty paper - Collage Press "Rootbeer"
Butterfly punch & butcher's twine - Martha Stewart
Word/sentence rub-ons - Lily Bee "Laugh"
Dot rub-ons, transparencies x 2, "glitzers" frame stickers x 2, "Memories", striped, scalloped & "beautiful" sticker, plus "Be Yourself" & "Best Friends" sticker, big red & yellow rose die-cut and yellow teeny alphas - Glitz Design "Love Nest"
Red star (star banner stickers) , 'Vintage Style' buttons, stick pins, rhinestone button & Vintage black date numerals- Jenni Bowlin
White ruffle - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found
Yellow embroidery thread, lace & birdie badge - stash
Red scallop sticker - Crate Paper "Restoration"
Red straight border sticker - Cosmo Cricket "Circa 1934"
Yellow pearl & red bling flower- Prima
Yellow ink - Dewdrop Memento - Canteloupe
Happy weekend Creative people!
Happy weekend Creative people!