Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's Just Scraps: Patchworked Papers

So I came home from holiday and I looked at the lovely bits left over from this month's kit and I thought I just had to do another page.

I gathered up the scraps and decided to make a patchwork effect to emphasize the country feel of my photo, with crumpled up edges and some machine stitching. Here it is:

While it was coming together, this is what I thought:
- the distressed edges disguise the wonky edges from the left over scraps
- this kit mixes well with Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe. That's where my buttons came from
- to add to the scraps I placed some pages from an old dictionary. Any kind of ephemera can bulk out a page if you are running low on the patterned paper you want to use
- I cut my title from the very middle of the cardstock before sticking the rest down

But most of all I thought - doesn't Sandra put together a pretty kit! This one might be my new favourite.


Suzy said...

Love it Sian. The lady few kits have all been my favs and i want to use every last scrap so all ideas like this are great

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Emma said...

Wow - this is just beautiful. What a gorgeous layout