Fancy making a little scraptherapy page with me?
Let’s do it!
Start by grabbing a cute photo, some paper scraps, a few labels, some ribbons and a floral die cut.
Have some artsy fun on your background: use paints in your favourite colours and modelling paste with a favourite stencil.
Pop a doilly down at the edge of your page, then let it all dry.
Here’s a rough scribble of the sketch we’re going to be working from.
You can see that most of the action is on the right.
Right: let’s go! I’ll show you every single step, so it’s dead easy.
Photo first – put double-sided tape along the middle, so you can still tuck bits in at the edges.
Tear and tuck a couple of pretty paper scraps.
Glue your floral cluster so that it frames your photo nicely.
You might want to put foam pads under it too: that could look nice.
Layer up a couple of tags and pop those down too.
It’s okay to cover a bit of your photo.
That spot will be where you build cluster one…
Let’s start another mini-clusterette at the top left of the page, by popping some folded bits of ribbon up there.
And our third area of interest is going to be a little peek-a-boo area on the right.
Just stick a pretty paper scrap to the back of your page, then tear back the top sheet a little, securing it with a staple.
Let’s add a little more interest to this area with a stamped-on banner.
I do like a nice pop of banana yellow!
We’ll add another hit of pink to the label cluster next… this one’s on foam pads for a bit of dimension.
Now to glue on a few buttons or enamel dots.
I like mine in threes. The strongest shade is peeking out from under the photo.
We’re nearly done! Let’s just stamp the date…
… add a little bit of journalling to that tag…
Happy half hour, happy little page: happy me.