Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"Welcome to my Garden" Scrapbook Layout

As promised in my last post, here is a 2 page layout showcasing some of my photographs. I started by using the 2nd generation stamping method, randomly stamped 2 pieces of white CS. All of the pictures are 4 X 6 inches so it made the matting easy. Two of the pictures are double matted. I cut the base mat to measure 5 X 7 inches and the second mat to 4 ½ by 6 ½. The 4 X6 card fits perfectly. The other pictures are single matted with a 5 X 6 inch paper. I stamped the small picture in the upper corner and used chalks to add the color. The title is made with Color Ready Alphabet stickers that have been chalked. Both the title and the stamped picture were matted with CS ½ inch larger than the base sheet. I stamped and cut out the same daisy that I used for the background. Some of this cut outs were chalked. I used random lengths of ribbon for the stems of the daisies in the lower corner of the first page and used 3 D Foam adhesive to attach the cut out flowers. The randomly placed daisies were also attached with the 3 D adhesive.

My “eye” told me that it was important to develop a layout that would not detract from the colors and details of the flower photographs. That is why I chose to stick with one color family and simple embellishments. The nice thing about using white cardstock and stamping your own pattern is that the same stamp can be turned into a complementary embellishment!

Project Name
Welcome to my Garden

CTMH CS – Daisy White, New England Ivy, Olive
CTMH – Wonderful Charms

Ink – Stamp Pads
CTMH – New England Ivy
CTMH – Olive Ribbon, Color Ready Alphabet, 3 D Adhesive, Photo Adhesive

I’m now working on a Valentine Card. I am also making plans on developing a quick reference list of techniques. For now, Happy Crafting!


Frogwoman said...

What a lovely page. Your garden must be absolutely beautiful. Wendy

Rosie Lilya said...

What a beautiful layout! I love your flowers!

Becky said...

what a gorgeous lay out, and the flowers are beautiful