Thursday, 7 March 2013

Picture Props Layout

I created this layout for a Crate Paper challenge called 'Love Red'. My page was featured as a runner-up on their round-up post HERE

The colour red has been sneaking back into scrapbook collections more and more, and I love how it really stands out on my projects!

Picture Props: 

Picture Props - a Crate Paper Layout by Jennifer Grace

I used the cork-board Storyteller 'Archives' paper as the background, so that the photos and items look like an eclectic mix of bits and pieces, all pinned together. I framed the cork-board paper by layering it onto white cardstock, and then onto some red & cream patterned paper (Fourteen 'Connection) - this defines the edge of my page, but because the red is patterned it doesn't dominate the rest of the layout.

I had fun using some doily bunting, and a moustache, from the DIY Shop collection pack, to make a focal area for my title:


You can just about see in the next picture that I stuck the photos and tags down flat at one end - the end they were 'pinned' or 'taped' at, and then used 3D foam dots at the opposite end, to enhance the effect that they'd been quickly attached to a cork-board:


I made the polaroid frames myself from white cardstock, adding some gold and grey mist droplets at one bottom corner, and a heart snipped from the Fourteen tag-cuts sheet at the other corner:


You can also just about see some white crepe paper dots. I'm using crepe paper on all my layouts about my 30th Birthday, to bring them all together. I just punched these ones with an ordinary hole punch - they add a subtle detail to the background.

I love this page because the whole feel of it reminds me of the crazy fun me and my sister were having, grabbing random bits and putting them together for a silly costume photo! And the bold touches of red are perfect. Have you used the colour red on any projects lately?

Bye for now, x

19 comments:

Tammy said...

Super fun layout! I love the cork paper in the background. :)

Becky said...

What a FUN layout!! I love the cork background and all the bits and bobs you added!!

Christina Collins said...

This is adorable! I love the corkboard feel to it!

Pam W. said...

This layout brought a smile to my face! So cute.

senoritaml said...

I really like how you framed the cork paper with red. Very inspiring.

senoritaml said...

I really like how you framed the cork paper with red. Very inspiring.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

Oh this rocks
I so love it
Great job

Louise said...

well done on your appearance over at Crate. A gorgeous layout it is too and the pop of red looks good with those "mad" photos x

Dawn said...

Love it, such fun complements the photos perfectly. I'd love to see a tutorial of how your pages come together and how you make the design decisions!

scrappyjacky said...

I love all the embellishments to catch the eye.....and the doily bunting is fab.

Lisa Echerd said...

Love the corkboard theme you've used.

LauraB whosthischick said...

What a fun layout, and it looks exactly like a bulletin board would.

Alison said...

The corkboard PP is really effective!
Alison xx

emily said...

I also like how this is arranged to look like a bulletin board would...so cute!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like this - the combination of cork and red plus your fun design really makes it all pop.

humel said...

This is fabulous, Jennifer - really clever :)

Julie J said...

Great page. Love the cork background and notice board look.

Lisa-Jane said...

That cork board effect is great - such a fun layout!

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOL! What a fun layout. I had a "cork board" piece of patterned paper that I used once and still really like the layout.
Rinda

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