Hi! Happy Wednesday! First of all, I want to thank all the people that commented in my blog at the Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop last weekend and to my new followers! I will do my best to provide interesting posts full of news, stories and inspiration!
Today, I am sharing this layout that was created according to sketch #236 from Scrapbook Challenges.
Like very much the versatility of this sketch! You can add three small photos and border stickers too!
Do not forget to visit Pamela's blog, to see the amazing work done by SC designers using this sketch! For a chance to win the monthly sponsorship prize you can upload to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery.
I do not consider a technique driven scrapper. I always go to the easiest route when creating; ie meaning if I have an embellishment, I use it instead of creating one!
However, the current challenge at The (Paper) Trail Makers Challenge blog made me realize that my self-believe is not totally true. Each of us, use scrapbook techniques even without realizing it!!
Now I will list the techniques I used for my "Friend" layout. My favorite technique is fussy cutting. Here is the fussy-cut definition:
For example: the numbers at the left were cut from a Jillibean Soup patterned paper. Another fussy cut is the triangle border element from another Jillibean Soup patterned paper!
My second favorite technique is inking raw chipboard!! There are many companies offering raw chipboard shapes. In addition many chipboard shapes can be created with a manual die cut machine or the Cricut! The title friend and the key are made from raw chipboard and were inked with distress ink (vintage photo)!
Third, I used rub-ons to embellish the red mat to frame the photo! These ones are from Daisy's D, including the title! I still miss this scrapbook company!! They made great products.
As you can see, many times we use scrapbook techniques without realizing, therefore I will submit this layout to The (Paper) Trail Makers challenge.
The layout shows my dear husband with my son (June, 2009)! Love this type of photos where they are together! The Jenni Bowlin die cut contains the space for hidden journaling that will be written by my DH!
This is everything for now! Hope to see you on Saturday for the next Sketchabilities reveal!
Wishing you a wonderful day!