Friday, 27 September 2019

Searching for Fossils - Scrapbook Layout using Shimelle's 'Field Trip' Collection

Hello! Rebecca back again with another exciting layout created using the Shimelle 'Field Trip' collection by American Crafts. I am loving this collection because it is full of bright colours and all the things my little boy loves!

I wanted this layout to be bright and busy to reflect the kind of day we had in the photos! We went to our local Natural History Museum for a Dino Day and we had so much fun. I've called this layout 'Searching for Fossils' and the photos are of my son doing just that!

For my background I used a sheet of 12x12 Bazzill Basics cardstock in the shade 'Admiral'. The first thing I did was cut a couple of strips from some of the patterned papers in the collection, and also a strip from the Hear Me Roar paper with the white text on coloured backgrounds.

I placed these strips along my background and added some really thin Washi Tape with a shiny foil effect to add some interest and bring the strips together.  I also added a strip from the Accent and Phrase Stickers sheet which had dinosaur skeletons as I felt this fit the fossil theme perfectly. It wasn't quite as long as 12 inches so I trimmed it down, and used two more dino skeleton stickers from the Photoplay Jurassic - Elements Stickers sheet and placed one at either end.

I matted my photos on white cardstock to help them pop off the page, and also cut out and matted the 'Lets do this' card from the 'Hear me Roar' patterned paper. I added some twine around the green card to add a little more interest to the layout. I cut out a 'Museum of Natural History' record card from the 'Check It' patterned paper and used this to add my journalling. (Yes... even though I went to the NATURAL history museum, and the card even says 'Natural' - I still managed to write 'National' on it!! I will find a way to cover this and rectify it at a later date!)

I added a few bits of ephemera - most of which I'd fussy cut from the 'Between Classses' patterned paper and a few word stickers from the Accent and Phase Stickers sheet.

I created my title using the Curious Foam Thickers from the collection and also a sticker from the Photoplay sheet.

I finished my layout by adding some white Enamel Dots and drawing some white dinosaur footprints using my Uni-ball Signo white gel pen.

I hope you've enjoyed this layout. It's very 'busy' for me - but on this occasion that's exactly what I was going for so I'm really happy with it!

Don't forget to check out this wonderful collection here!

Take care,



Karen said...

Lovely layout Rebeccz. So bright and that collections perfect for your photos.

PS Love Tring Museum - all those stuffed animals! 😳

Sam Harper said...

This looks rely beautiful on with some stunning pictures! you are really lucky that you got to experience this!

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