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Weekly Scrapbook Challenge:: Scrapbook Starting Point

weekly scrapbook challenge:: scrapbook starting point by relly-annett baker @ shimelle.com

Whilst I’m taking some time away from ye olde internets on maternity leave, I’ve arranged for some friends to help keep the scrappiness going. That includes a weekly scrapbooking challenge from Relly Annett-Baker, and I hope you’ll join in!

Shimelle asked me to take the reigns for the weekly challenge on here while she takes some well-earned maternity leave. Each week I’ll be taking a project from the Shimelle.com archives as inspiration for a layout and setting a challenge with a new twist.

weekly scrapbook challenge:: scrapbook starting point by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com

I was inspired by Shimelle’s use of a light patterned background and wanted to use something similar myself. I went looking for a 12×12 grid pattern, to suit my science theme, but I didn’t have any to hand that worked. Instead I used an opaque mist to create spots of interest on white cardstock, and used the stem of the mist bottle and a grey sketching pencil to draw the double circle. From there I worked to intersect the circle with my title and journaling, and placed the photo.

weekly scrapbook challenge:: scrapbook starting point by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com

I knew I wanted to pick out the palette from the photo but to highlight the sparkle in the bell jar, and to echo the star pattern in my son’s sweater, I also picked out a pack of both gold glitter and kraft stars to sprinkle liberally, as well as more ink. The kraft stars also complement the title.

!weekly scrapbook challenge:: scrapbook starting point by relly-annett baker @ shimelle.com

I am not a neat scrapper, and I generally struggle with anything that requires precision application,like rub-ons. On a more artsy layout like this, I give myself permission to use the rub-ons I have lying about because it doesn’t matter if they go on a bit wonky and distressed! I layered several styles here and paired with vintage style stickers and washi tape. The cream flower was a late addition to bring the eye to the photo and journaling. It’s a quirky addition but I think I just about pull it off!

Your challenge this week is to create a layout with a subtly patterned background – whether it’s one in your stash or one you create yourself. We’ll be taking a look through them all and giving a lucky reader something we love to say thanks.


21 April 2014



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6 Comments for Weekly Scrapbook Challenge:: Scrapbook Starting Point

  1. Gab Says:

    Great LO and fun challenge – thanks!

  2. Susan Says:

    Love the layout! Your work is such an inspiration to me.

  3. Laura Says:

    Love the layout and will post mine to Two Peas as soon as it’s done!

  4. Jeannine H Says:

    So happy for Shimelle and her hubby and also happy to see blog posts from her friends while she is looking after her beautiful little boy and herself too! Great layout.

  5. Nancy Jo Says:

    Great layout. Loved seeing what you did with your inspiration

  6. Maria Says:

    Your background is beautiful! Maria

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