22 June 2017

My scrappy process

This month is the final challenge at Pixels and Paper Challenge blog.  I'm the last one to host a tutorial, and I'm sharing it here too >>

I'm a messy scrapper, so I thought I'd share my process for tidying up my mess, and what I do with my scraps. First, anything around 4"x8" or bigger is stored away by brand.  Most of my papers are sorted by brand name.

Then, I sort my other offcuts and scraps roughly by colour group.  I"m not too fussy about this but it makes scrapping by colour much easier.  I store them in ziplock bags.  Those people who are familiar with my layouts may have have noticed that I scrap a lot of monochromatic layouts, or layouts with just one or two colours, often on white background.

When I start a new project I almost always start with the scraps on my desk!  If I use them up first, I don't need to tidy them away...

For this tutorial, I followed exactly that process.

I sorted my scraps by colour group:

I selected a pile to work with (aqua/teal tones) and shuffled them around a bit to create a background:

I added a few journalling cards to the mix, and added my photograph:

I added a touch of doodling. I do this a lot on my layouts - it's fun, it's a personal touch, and it unifies the elements:

I added some simple embellishments and some journalling... DONE.

You don't need a lot of product to create a fun scrapbook page. I encourage you to make the most of your scraps, and have fun creating art with what you've got!

Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Teal Wood patterned paper
Simple Stories Snappy Sayings 3x4 card
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Entrance patterned paper
Crate Paper Shine - Devine patterned paper
Prima Free Spirit ATC card
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition filler card
Sandy Lion Tweet stickers

I'm also sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Patterned Paper challenge ~ lots of patterned paper scraps on this layout!

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1 comment :

  1. Wonderful layout Karen! The little birds are so cute & your doodling is the perfect finishing touch.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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