Friday, 9 August 2013

Scrapbooking Memories Challenge

A little while ago I contributed to a challenge from Scrapbooking Memories magazine to create a layout and a card using their free paper and scrapabet.

I just loved the fun colours in the papers, and the hearts, banners, flowers and tags are just the kind of elements I love to work with.

Most of the layout features the free patterned paper and elements, the only additional items being the white cardstock base, some corrugated cardboard, one patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, some lace and twine, buttons and doilies.

I also used a mask from The Crafters Workshop, and wanted quite a subtle effect for the background, so mixed up a strong batch of tea and used a small spray bottle to mist it.  Love budget ideas!

The  paper and scrapabet were designed by Studio Flergs who are a digital scrapbooking studio.  You can find Studio Flergs over here, and remember that even if, like me, you're not a digital scrapper, you can print digital elements onto paper or cardstock and cut them out to use in a traditional layout.

The Studio Flergs lined patterned paper had a pretty whitewash effect around the edges which I wanted to carry through onto my card.  Once the paper was cut down to size though the whitewash effect was only on two of my four sides.

I found some acrylic paint in a matching colour in my stash, and dry brushed the edges (using just a little over the two sides that already had the whitewashed effect, just to blend them all together).

I layered two hearts and used some brackets as part of my sentiment, just for something a bit different.  Do you like to use words for your card sentiments or do you sometimes add in shapes or punctuation to mix things up a bit?

Thanks for stopping by today!

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