What a Scrappy Life


Friday, 19 September 2014

Using up Scraps - Pink Paislee - Solstice

I really loved this collection that I choose for my September pages for the Hey Little Magpie (HLM) CT blog, and decided to put a layout together, using the scraps from the 6x6 pad and embellishments left over from the ephemera pack.

Staying with my theme for the month of using die cuts / punches ...

I gathered my scraps and triangle punch

Punched the shapes

Then I started to paper-piece the triangles the the card stock, trying my best not to have two colours next to each over.

Then using sheets that I had cut to use in a previous layouts, I layered a few sheets to add some depth to the layout.

Backed the photos with some scraps of paper.

I inked the edges of the layers - to help it life the papers from the patterned background.

I wanted to use these stamps from Studio L2E  and I first stamped onto pink paper, with black ink.

then changed my mind and stamped it onto some blue instead and added the date.

When it came to adding the title, I realised that I didn't have the necessary letters from the alphabet sheet and was missing a "N" - so I used "W" instead ...

cutting the right hand side off …

and it perfect … well not perfect but it works for me.

I added some enemel dots, wood veneer, and bits from the ephemera pack, and puffy stickers.  I did end up covering a large area of the background pattern but I'm OK with that.

And here is my finish layout, 

Why not get your punches out and see if you can do a background using your scraps.

You can see my other layouts using this collection here on the HLM blog.

Thanks for stopping by ….


Sharon said...

Jackie, that is a fab layout - I love how you've used the triangles! I may scraplift this - great use of leftovers! xx

Sheena said...

Great way to use up precious scraps x
Love that punch too.