Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Skipping Along.

Stamps and punches are such versatile scrapbooking tools and I am sure that the majority of us have a small hord of them in our craft space. When Sarah sent me these gorgeous papers by Pebbles Inc I decided that I want to create a layout using less patterend paper than I would usually use but create detail using stamps and punches.

Stash Needed.

Pebbles Inc Skipping Along papers.
Cardstock, brown and green.
American thickers.
Bazzill just the edge.
Alphabet stamps.
Date stamp.
Journaling stamp.
Crop a dile or hole punch.
White pen.
Foam pads.
Black pen and inkpad.


1. Cut a semi circle out of the "carefree" paper and scallop the curved edge. Then using either a hole punch or a crop a dile create a holey border. Ink all the edges of your paper including the edges of the holes with black ink.
2.Cut out a large rectangle out of "The pathway" paper and stick it towards the top of your cardstock and then stick your scalloped piece on the bottom. Doodle around the scallop.
3. Using a journaling stamp create a journaling black and tuck it down behind the carefree paper on the left hand side.
4. Add a strip of bazzill just the edge flowers along the join of the two pieces of patterned paper.
5. Use a 7x5 photo and round the corners, matt it onto a piece of green cardstock and round those corners too. Stick this onto your page.
6. Stamp your title and stick it onto your page, fix some letters flat onto your layout and others using foam pads.
7. Cut out some flowers from "The Garden" layer them onto the right hand bottom corner of your photo, build up the corner using buttons, stamps and punched butterflies.
8. Punch some butterflies and add them to your page using embroidery thread to fix them and create their bodies. Also use some from a butterfly bazzill strip.
9. Add your sub title, journaling and some of the little dots that come on your sheet of American Thickers.

3 comments:

Michele said...

Lovely LO Rachael - love the white dotty border :)

LadyBug said...

Great LO! I love it!! those butterflies are beyond cute! what a fab idea for their bodies. will have to try that !

Judith said...

Another great page. I have a picture just like that taken at Ally Pally. Have tried your dotty borders and loved the effect.