Welcome to the February Scrapbooking Global blog hop. I’m so excited to be guest designer for this months hop!
The theme this month is based on a sketch, shown below. I love sketches and use them often as a starting point for my layouts. Sometimes they end up looking very similar, sometimes they look nothing alike. But they do serve a purpose. It’s so much easier to start a layout with something to use as a starting point. That’s how I look at a sketch.
I will admit that I found this a bit more difficult than I thought I would. Normally I choose my photos first and then my sketch based on my photos. This time I was given the sketch and had to choose my photos based on the sketch. But once I decided on a photo all was good. It did, however, end up going in a very different direction than I intended it going.
Here’s a look at my contribution to the blog hop.
Let’s talk about the borders first. I had this image in my head of stamped borders but wanted to step it up a bit. I decided to create an ombre look with some stamped images on it. I’m so happy with the way it turned out.
Here’s how I did it.
- I measured 2-1/2″ inches in, on both sides of a whisper white 12×12 and used temporary adhesive and a piece of grid paper to mask the inside of the card stock.
- Then I used a sponge brayer and crushed curry ink to brayer on some colour. I made a point of always starting on the inside and working my way out. This caused the border to be a bit darker on the inside and gradually get lighter as I worked my way to the outer edge. I continued to add layers of ink until I was happy with the colour. Then repeated the same process on the other side.
- Then I chose a couple images from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set and stamped them down both sides.
- Once I was happy with the way they looked, I removed the masks in the centre of the card stock and any adhesive left behind.
Festive Farmhouse dsp is retired.
The word ‘unscripted’ is from an Elle’s Studio stamp set called Title Builder 2.