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Scrapbooking challenge :: two photos & a bold background

scrapbooking challenge :: two photos and a bold background
scrapbook page by jill sprott
When I saw the bold background of hearts across this layout by Jill Sprott, I thought she had stamped one design over and over then filled in a few of the hearts with markers. I thought this was a great idea and made a mental note to look for a stamp in my own collection that could be repeated in a similar way. And then when I scrolled down to the supplies, I felt really silly. It’s not stamped: it’s a printed and flocked transparency by Fancy Pants. And I only felt silly because I have actually held that very transparency in my hands, yet somehow I just didn’t recognise it on Jill’s page at all. Either way, I love the look. (And I’m still going to try the repeated stamp idea sometime soon.)

scrapbooking challenge inspired by jill sprott layout ┬ę

So here’s a challenge for those of you who like something a bit more prescriptive: scrapbook two photos on a bold background! You can scraplift Jill’s page directly or you can create an original design. As long as there are two pictures and the background is something that isn’t fading into the distance, you’re onto a win!

Your background can be a bold patterned paper, a bright and bold colour, a stamped design… just nothing pale and minimal!

See more of Jill’s work on her blog and in her page gallery.

scrapbook page
To enter this challenge, create a new project inspired by Jill’s layout, with a bold background and two photos. The rest of the design is up to you! Whenever you’re finished, leave a link to your project to enter this challenge. Entries close at the end of next weekend.

15 April 2012

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8 Comments for Scrapbooking challenge :: two photos & a bold background

  1. helen salthouse Says:

    Call this a challenge? Hehe….;)

  2. Amy Says:

    I am loving your challenges this weekend, but I don’t have the time to do them all this weekend. Next week, I can’t wait to spend some serious time using all this inspiration.

  3. Karen Says:

    Wow this was a tricky one! I never do bold!!

  4. Melissa Says:

    This one should be fairly easy since I often use bold colored backgrounds!

  5. brittany Says:

    I love the heart paper she used also. I love your idea of repeating a stamp on a transparency and then coloring a few in. I’ll have to try it soon. :)

  6. Tammie Says:

    As soon as I read the Challenge, I thought of the Anna Griffin paper I used for “Best Friends”. While it’s not super bold in color, I’ve had it in my stash forever not knowing what to do with it. Glad to finally have a use… it’s definitely different!

  7. So.Ceative Says:

    A very cool exercise! It allows me to use different papers than usually, thank you for that!

  8. Helen Overton Says:

    Great challenge, I’ve had this paper side-lined for these photos for a while, just not felt inspired to actually do the layout.