how I challenged myself to a scrapbook page



How I Challenged Myself to a Scrapbook Page

let's get a little artsy

Today's post is going to be a little more techy. Except here is the thing, I created this page sort of on the fly. So bear with me as we talk a little bit of scrapbook technique challenge.

How I Challenged Myself to a Scrapbook Page

Here was my challenge: this page was made for ScrapbookCom. I wanted to use just their products to create this page. Their exclusive products I might add. No pattern paper. No ephemera pack. No extra embellishments. Just real simple. Colorful. Elegant.

To start I did add color to the background paper. Distress Inks came in clutch to add a great punch of color. But then the ScrapbookCom Honeycomb Stencil was used to add not only more color, but that texture to the background. One of my favorite techniques on an art journal page. Utilized here on a scrapbook page.

How I Challenged Myself to a Scrapbook Page

I used the Scrapbook Exclusive Classic Type Alphabet Die Set for this page. Using textured cardstock, same as the background, I cut out a the title that says: Adore. This is not a hard technique at all. Die cut alphas make for great titles as the customize factor is endless.

How I Challenged Myself to a Scrapbook Page

Did you know ScrapbookCom has digital cut files. This cut file is called Australia. I loved that flower. I enlarged it before making the cut. Literally I just used whatever scrap pink cardstock I had here in the studio. I figured it would work with all those hues playing together on the background. 

Edited to add: This cut file is no longer available. I would suggest this Sprigs Die Set would work nicely. Or even these new Delicate Leaves. Great way to DIY the embellishments.

How I Challenged Myself to a Scrapbook Page

Here's where a bit of embellishment came into play, with the ScrapbookCom Sticker Book. You can see how I have already gotten after this sticker book. Phrase and word stickers are a perennial favorite since I first saw Ali E employ them way back when. When ScrapbookCom came out with these Sticker Books I was so glad. The labels? (sort of hard to see in this image) are also part of the Sticker Book.

How I Challenged Myself to a Scrapbook Page

Do not misunderstand me here, I love all the pretty things. But sometimes it's just a creative joy to pare down. To use very limited supplies. To see what you can come up with. I like how this page turned out. Eager to try another variation on this theme.

Hope this post inspires you to make. If you are not comfortable trying this technique on a whole scrapbook page, try it on a MemoryDex Card. As a matter of fact, that is what I am going to do next.

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