Friday, 23 January 2009

Using up some Scraps

A little while back I asked Wendy to send me s packet of rub-ons to use, and told her I would use them with leftovers of other papers etc that I had previously used for layouts I have created for this blog.

So she sent me a packet of Rusty Pickle rub-ons, and a sheet of white card.

Now what?
What would I do with, and use with these?
So I dug out the pizza box that has my scraps in from previous projects, and came up with this little lot.

Then I found a photo to match.
Now it was time to play.

The white cardstock would be the base of my layout.
I chose two of the patterned papers to make blocks to form the base onto which everything else would be built.
One of these papers is from the Birdie Bits range by Dream Street; and the other from the Sweet Spring range from Fancy Pants.

Next I took a large border piece from the rub-ons packet, and applied this to the vertical block.

On Monday this week I showed a layout on here using papers from the October Afternoon Hometown range.
From creating that layout i had a shaped section left over- I now cut this in half, and then cut it down to about a 3/4 inch wide piece.

I attached this section of frame in the bottom right corner, I stuck a Doodlebug frill across the page,then added some more rub-on flourishes at the bottom edge of the horizontal block of paper.

The photo I matted onto a piece of leftover Scenic Route Metropolis from Wednesdays layout. But whilst I had cut the mat to size, I didn't actually stick it down yet.

Using some chipboard circles, and some more leftover scraps of Metropolis paper, I cut out two circles.

One I stuck onto one of the chip circles, the other I cut in half.

Now I stuck the photo mat in place, slipping the two halves of the cut circle in slightly behind at the top right and middle of the left side.
I then applied another rub-on flourish- this time a corner ornament, to the top left corner of the mat.

After sanding the edges I stuck the photo in place.

Onto the paper covered chip circle, I applied another rub-on. It was too big for the circle, but I rubbed it on, roughly cut the excess to size, then rubbed the rough edges around the sides of the chipboard.

I had quite a few different sizes and colours of blossoms... I assembled them together to make a nice bright embellishment for my page.

Lastly I added the title- for this I used a large metal Book Plate,(I'm not sure what make this one is, but the papermaze shop have a selection HERE) backed it with a small piece of patterened paper...

.... then added a small title using Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers.

And here is the completed page.

It was lots of fun to make- I do tend to make most of my pages from single ranges of paper.
But to mix it up, and create a page from a mish mash of assorted items made a real change.
Why not have a go and see what you come up with?


Jo Power said...

Lovely lo thank you for sharing.

Gayatri said...

Awesome LO. Thanks for sharing

Carol Plume said...

Great layout - where are my scraps? said...

Gorgeous ... just amazing thank you for that inspiration.

Anonymous said...

i have stumbled onto your blog and i am blown away by your creativity. thanks so much for sharing step by step your layout.