Welcome back craft friends as I share another scrapbook layout with you. I created this layout as part of the scrapping party over at the Secret Not Secret Kit Club Facebook page. There was a sketch created by Eileen that we were able to interpret to our liking.
I stuck pretty close to the sketch except for my embellishments. Since I used a camping collection for this layout the embellishments didn’t match my theme so I had to make my own. I used punches, inked the shapes and added some doodles to make them interesting. The other items are small stickers from a totally different collection that was family themed, but matched the color scheme of the papers.
I really enjoyed this sketch because it lent itself to using a 6×6 paper pad. As with most people I have way to many, and use them way to much. It felt good to get some of it used. I previously used this collection to make a cookout invitation that you can see here.
I originally started this layout on white cardstock, and I kept looking at it and not liking how it was coming out. Additionally, I tried outlining, more doodles, etc and nothing helped. Once I pulled everything up and tried a black background…wow…did it look so much better. The bright colors just popped in a way they didn’t on the white. Don’t be afraid to try a dark background when something just doesn’t seem to be going the way you like.
Thank you for joining me today, and reading about each project I created. I love hearing your feedback and I’d love to see any projects you create as a result.
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Doodlebug Happy Camper 6×6 Pad
1 3/8 inch circle punch
Black American Crafts cardstock*
Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Broken China*
Simple Stories Family Frenzy Stickers