Hi everyone, I'm Holly and I'm excited to share a little scrapbooking challenge with you this morning!
When it comes to scrapbooking, lately I've been trying to keep it simple. Using enlarged photos and few embellishments. Here's a little tutorial for one of my favorite layouts.
-Take a photo that you love (of anyone or anything) and print an 8×10.
-Pick one patterned paper or fabric that corresponds well with the photo, either with complementing colors or eye catching textiles.
-Cut the paper/fabric to 10"x12"' and place it on a 12×12 sheet of chipboard. Then place the photo somewhere on the patterned piece creating a frame for the photo.
-Make the photo pop by adding some handwriting or doodles. My favorite tool for this is the Opaque Zig Writers in white & black. I added cute contrasting dashes.
-Add tape to one side of the photo. I used japanese deco tape, but I love the look of masking tape and duct tape, for a more industrial look.
-Spice it up a little more (if you want to) with cutie cabochons!! I found these black roses at atomicveggiecom.etsy.com. Another great place is delishbeads.etsy.com. Take multiples of the same one and adhere them in a row with glue dots.
-Add a little text by means of a dymo labeler, or cut out letters from a contrasting media like construction or contact paper.
-I also added one fun sticker from RVA.
Now you have a lovely piece of art that you can display on a shelf, or clip to a wall.
*I love what Jeremy did here:
Change it up and make a simple layout like this once a month to keep the decor/colors fresh and changing with the seasons.
Here's another fun challenge for all of you. Ever in a self portrait rut?? Try thinking about something you find awkward about yourself and take a photo of it! Make a layout with the photo and embrace the awkwardness! Post the layout on your blog/flickr to share it with everyone. Maybe the things we think are awkward about us are really beautiful features! Maybe others share these same features!
-I've always been knock-kneed and thought it looked strange. I wanted to photograph some new leggings, and couldn't get away from the turned in knees… I went with it, and put it in my birthday scrapbook…
turned out I got compliments on how cute it was! Sometimes we just need to embrace the real us. Agreed?
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Happy Monday, party it up!
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