This is my design team layout for Scrap Around the World this month using the sketch & mood board below.
I was super inspired by this pretty mood board! Particularly the soft colours, that pale beige, awesome aqua & vintage brown. Once I decided on what paper collection to use everything fell into place based on that. I loved making the banner using an ombre paint/inking technique in keeping with Image 5, which also inspired my use of old book paper, which I scrunched up & used to interpret the elements under the photograph in the sketch.
I'm preferring paler, more neutral & 'whited-out' creations lately.
I've noticed a lot of this type of edging around recently - thanks to Finnabair's workshops, so gave it a try - various different punches, inking & laces peeking out from beneath.
The lovely chipboard words come from Scrapmatts & are available from their online store. I inked up their edges with dark brown & dabbed the tops with pink.
I used bling from Flourish with a Bling - some leftovers from the Scrapmatts product swap. All papers & fussy-cut elements come from Bo Bunny's 'Gabrielle' line (one of my old favourites).
That awesome banner above comes from Scrapmatts too - I painted it with gesso then dried it with a heat gun to give it the bubbly texture - then inked with pink for the ombre effect.
The banner comes without the holes but they were easy to add with my craft hammer & old eyelet tool :). I threaded some string through the banner, knotting it & inking it randomly.
I used some authentic old dictionary pages in place of the elements beneath the photo (in the sketch). I inked & scrunched them & they tore easily as they were so brittle.
I placed 3D tape all over the back of my photo to provide an acid-free layer between the old book paper & the photograph to avoid it getting eaten away over time. I punched the photograph directly using my new Martha Stewart Heart punch - a new favourite ♥