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I’m So Crafty! Scrapbook Layout

Happy Monday Pink Paislee friends! It’s Elsie here and I’m kicking off the week by sharing a very ‘meta’ layout that celebrates my all time favourite thing to do: craft!

elsie_nov5_layout_1The Whimsical collection has so many crafty and arty themed embellishments, that I was inspired to create a layout documenting my favourite hobby. And so I hope I can also encourage you to do the same!

For this layout I started with my photo. I used a picture of my craft space and printed it in black and white which helped make the photo stand out amongst all of the colourful embellishments I ended up adding to the layout.

elsie_nov5_layout_3For a bit of ‘whimsy’ (hehe) I created a paper-pieced easel to prop my photo on. To create this I used a neutral beige pattern paper (paper 24) and cut small strips of about 1cm in width and arranged them around the photograph to create an easel shape. You could use a cut file to create this, but I think it’s even more simple to create the easel by hand. elsie_nov5_layout_5This kind of layout would be the perfect layout to do some mixed media on, but I wasn’t feeling that brave when I made this page, so I decided to fake it!!

To create the giant paint splats, I chose some of the plainer patterned papers from the collection (papers: 08, 10, 11, 12) and used my scissors to freehand cut a splotch shape. The beauty of creating these shapes is that you don’t need to be particularly neat or accurate because they’re supposed to look messy and imperfect!

I love the little paint tube embellishments in the Whimsical collection, but I especially loved them when they were placed over the paint splotches I created. It looks so adorable!

elsie_nov5_layout_4For my title, I combined two sets of alpha stickers. I used the chipboard thickers to spell ‘crafty’ and the alphas from the small sticker book to spell out the rest of the title.

And to draw your eye to the title I clustered lots of the arty embellishments around it. I used pieces from the chipboard, cardstock and die-cut packs, as well as some of the tiny puffy stickers which are the cutest things ever!elsie_nov5_layout_2Thanks for stopping by today everyone, I hope you’re inspired to get crafty with the Whimsical collection!

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2 Responses to "I’m So Crafty! Scrapbook Layout"

  • Christine Kiehl
    November 5, 2018 - 10:40 am


  • Carla Hundley
    November 5, 2018 - 10:34 pm

    How fun your layout
    is! The paint tubes
    are delightful!
    Carla from Utah