Monday, February 13, 2012

Using your old patterned paper.

Here's a challenge that I've been thinking of setting myself for a while, to help me work through some of  that old patterned paper. . . . the ones that you're starting to wonder if they are worth holding on to. . .

Start with an old sheet of patterned paper as the starting point, alter with paint or whatever if necessary.  Then use any or all of the following:
  • old supplies that are lurking in the bottom of boxes, again, the ones you're wondering if you should still own them
  • supplies that you own a seemingly endless supply of (ribbon instantly springs to mind!)
  • offcuts of cardstock or other patterned paper from the stash
  • re-usable supplies such as stamps, machine sewing etc
  • and, need I say it, nothing new!!!
Here's my first attempt:
The patterned paper was definitely old!  Very pretty, but never used.  I swiped a light layer of paint under the journalling to help it stand out more.
Unused supplies: The little flowers were bought at a $2 shop who knows when , and the packet had never been opened.
Reusable supplies: the sewing, the stamped and embossed title (my chipboard 3 was also embossed with glitter embossing powder, awesome!) and of course the hand journalling.
I'm not sure how to categorise the chipboard, it's not that old, but unlike many scrapbookers, I don't use chipboard that much, I occasionally buy it, but then worry about running out of letters so tend to not use it that much.  but anyway, it was in the stash! 
I hope to revisit this challenge again, and don't forget, you can give it a go to! 


  1. Hi Julie - lovely layout! Just popped in to let you know that your Scrapbook Challenges Earth Day layout is featured on my blog if you want to come take a looksee :)

  2. Great ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me over. I love ideas about using what you allready have. :-)