No patterned paper definitely warrants punctuation abuse. The English language, though it served Shakespeare well, definitely fell short when I contemplated the UKScrappers Scrap Factor challenge of scrapping without my favourite supplies: patterned paper. After some thought, I decided the best thing to do would be to make my own. Cue white Bazzill and some acrylic paint.
First I ruled a ledger onto the back. I LOVE ledger paper, it's probably my favourite thing to use as a background as it's great for journalling. And I used a biro because I thought that would stay put under paint. It did. Mostly. Then I sloshed diluted orange paint merrily over the top, dripped it in little drops in the corners and ran around the edge of the page with a distress ink pad or two. Distressed borders are lush.
I didn't work out quite as I imaged. I took Sassafras Sweetly Smitten collection (designed by the fabulous Michelle) for my inspiration. And ended up with this. I...quite like it. And I would do it again if I ever find out how to paint and not make the whole page crinkly. I know I should probably just embrace the crinkle and get on with it, but I can't. The crinkle has no place in my life. So until then, this experiment is on hold.
Except for the drippy drops and the distressed edges which I rather like and used on my page for this week. The challenge was to re-scrap a picture from an old page. Glad I did this as I like my new page much better. To check it out, as well as all the other lovely entries, hop on over to UKScrappers and take a look at the Scrap Factor Gallery.
P.S. Am a bad blogger and totally need to update more often. Have loads to share but no time to share it in, alas.
P.P.S. Thanks for the ideas with these pictures. I love the idea of printing them in black and white and making the story the focus. Pictures small and moody could be quite theatrical which will be nicely appropriate for a Globe page.
P.P.P.S. Thanks to everyone who voted for my page. I'm so excited to be through to this round, and equally nervous to match.