Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rescued papers

I've already shared with you how I bought the pack of Basic Grey "Indian Summer" papers, and how hard I've found them to use.  I'm learning to let go of products I don't want, which is awesome.  But it's even more awesome when I find a use for something I initially didn't think I could and love the end result!

Page one: I came across these photos of Maddy playing in the leaves in our backyard.

I had already scrapped these photos for the family album, (using the Indian Summer papers) but this time it's for hers.  I had a bunch of little photos printed in different orientations and wasn't sure how to use them, until I came across the January sketch from Crafty Sketches.  The only thing I ended up using on this page other than the Indian Summer papers and stickers was a white gel pen and white cardstock.  By mounting the stickers on white and using mounting foam, I was able to give them a lot more definition.  My favourite thing about this page (other than the expression on Maddy's face) ended up being the white gel pen around the edge, which I added at the last minute.  Funny how something so simple makes such a difference!

Page two:  A very different one for Maddy's album, in one of her ballet outfits. Using the blue as a starting point, I chose ColourQ challenge no114 to work with.

The paper I cut to use as a mat wasn't quite red enough, so I inked the edges pretty thoroughly . . .

. . . by the time I added all my elements, including the berries, you'd hardly recognise it as being from the same collection!  but I love the results!

1 comment:

  1. love the take on the 'crafty sketch' for January..
    love that range of papers by BG ... thanks for taking up the challenge ... cheers X:)