Yes, that's a scrapbook page you see up there. It has been a looooong time since I've made a scrapbook page...shockingly long. I used to scrapbook on a fairly regular basis, and just fell out of the habit. So, when My Favorite Things began their monthly scrapbook sketch challenge, I jumped at the chance to start up again.
With that said, this page took me a crazy-long time to make. I knew I wanted to use the Simple Stories Handmade Holidays patterned papers, and our family photo from last Christmas, which I'm not so sure is the best combination I could have chosen. It's certainly busier than I would like; but there comes a point when you just have to walk away. I really should have taken a picture of my studio after I was finished making this page...what a mess I made! In the end, I am glad I did it, and look forward to my next scrapooking adventure. :-)
It did help that I had a great sketch to work with. I flipped it on it's side for my page. Here's the orignal sketch:
Below is a close-up of the word flags I made with the Fishtail Flags STAX & Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Darling Dots stamp set, a white pigment ink pad, High-Rise Lowercase Alphabet Die-namics, and Jellybean Green cardstock. I sponged the edges a bit with my Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy ink pad.
I made the "family" sign with the High Rise Lowercase Die-namics die, Jellybean Green and Kraft cardstocks, and little circles made from the left-over pieces from cutting out the Jumbo Snowflake Die-namics die. To get the wood-grain effect, I swiped pigment white, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy, and Jellybean Green ink across the paper.
The large snowflake was made with Kraft cardstock and the Jumbo Snowflake Die-namics die. I stamped the month and year with Jellybean Green ink and the Document It - Days and Dates stamp set. I added some vintage glass glitter for a bit of sparkle.
The photo was mounted on Whip Cream cardstock to make it stand out from the rest of the page. I added a Whip Cream die-cut made with the Framing Flourishes Die-namic below the photo. The tabs at the top were made with patterned paper and the Fishtail Flags STAX & Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics dies.
I think that covers everything! Stop by the MFT Blog for all the details on the sketch challenge and how you can WIN some fabulous MFT goodies!
Thanks for visiting with me today, friends!