Scrapbook Layouts

The Paper Variety and LSNED

There’s a new challenge blog called The Paper Variety, and today I finished a layout for their second challenge. It’s a recipe challenge to use borders, autumnal colours, and inspiration from a movie for your title or journaling. Here’s my layout (click to enlarge):

I made a border for the whole page by making a crumpled paper frame. I took a 12×12 piece of Urban Rhapsody ‘Points of Interest’ flat paper by K&Co, cut an 8×8 square out of the middle, and then spritzed it all over with water. Then I gently crumpled it all up, and flatened it again a bit, shaping the paper how I wanted it to be when dry. I let it dry almost completely – then I finished it off with a with a heat gun! Once dry I handstiched it to a piece of ‘carob’ Bazill Basics using wool of the same shade as the hat in the photo. I quite liked the frame, but the page was a bit too brown, so I cut a thin strip off the edges of the carob cardstock and then mounted it onto pink Papermania cardstock, but you can’t see this very clearly in the pic as it’s only a narrow edge.
We’d been watching Mulan just before I saw the challenge so I used a quote from there: “The greatest gift, and honour, is having you for a daughter.” And as my daughter is wearing the hat that was a gift from Sian, I talked about this too – as it’s a treasure to know that there’s lovely geneous people out there in the world (and a lot of them are bloggers / crafters!)
You can see the challenge here, they have this fab kit up for grabs from The Treasure Box Club:
I also have some LSNED pages to show you, I’m catching up a bit, but still have a few to do! Click on any to enlarge:

Finally (blimey, I had a lot to show you today), my layout for my second Fiskarettes DT project:

Using lots of Fiskars stamps and inks, and their self-inking stamp press. If you want more details on how this was put together see here.

I shall try and post a couple more LSNED pages tomorrow! xx

13 thoughts on “The Paper Variety and LSNED”

  1. Wow, what a lovely surprise! I’m so glad she has enjoyed her hat – I know I have certainly enjoyed your beautiful page today and it has made me think again how lucky I am to be part of the blogging world x

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