Monday, 27 June 2011

No Patterned Paper????!!!!!

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.

Kisses xxx

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.

11 comments:

  1. I just adore this layout, clever you. Glad you're still in :)

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  2. Brilliant! Nicely done. :)

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  3. The homemade PP is fab - I love it! Ooh congrats on getting to the next round :)

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  4. Great idea making your own background, it looks really good! A lovely layout!

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  5. I love it! Embrace the crinkle! (You have to at my age...)

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  6. I'm impressed! Love the homemade ledger paper as the base!

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  7. I think your paper's great, but I know what you mean about the paint crinkles - I can't do that bit eiither

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  8. i'm with you on the crinkle, if you find a solution please post it!

    Great layout :)

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  9. Love what you did and how it turned out!
    Alison xx

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  10. Bee-yoo-ti-ful :) Gosh, the standard over there is really high now, it's getting harder to choose a fave! Yours are always fab 'n' brill though, best of luck xx

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  11. Miss Smith, I love this page, it is so clever. Your hand drawn ledger is amazing, and I LOVE all of the distressed edges and the colours. OK, i just LOVE it all :)

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