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Weekly Scrapbook Challenge:: Scrapbook Paper Strip

weekly scrapbook challenge:: scrapbook paper strips by relly-annett baker @ shimelle.com

Hi, I’m Relly Annett-Baker and Shimelle has asked me to take over her weekly challenges while she has some well-earned maternity leave.

weekly scrapbook challenge:: scrapbook paper strips by relly-annett baker @ shimelle.com

It uses up patterned scrap strips to bring colour to the three portraits. I decided I also wanted to use scrap strips, especially to complement the colour of my photo. This picture was unusual because it is from a wintertime scene, the Christmas Market in Amsterdam, but is predominately oranges.

weekly scrapbook challenge:: scrapbook paper strips by relly-annett baker @ shimelle.com

I pulled out a range of orange strips from my colour drawers, with one accent piece to pick out the blues and reds too, and decided to invert the traditional ‘snow white’ of Christmas layouts and make that the background with some simple orange stamped snowflakes to bring the page together. By using strips, the pattern isn’t overwhelming and it means I could add some playful angles to some of the more linear and graphic patterns.

weekly scrapbook challenge:: scrapbook paper strips by relly-annett baker @ shimelle.com

I inked and stuck down the strips in jaunty layers, before adding my photos and title. I then added the stamping and journaling before finishing with three round accent pieces to reflect that this was a trip away, not a scene from home.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this exploration using up scraps and thinking about unusual colour palettes for traditional themes. You have two possible challenges this week – use scrap strips to build a layout, or (maybe even ‘and’ !) use non-traditional colours as the basis for a seasonal layout.
I’m really looking forward to seeing your work – add a link to it below and there will be a special prize for one of you lovely scrapbookers, to say thanks for taking part.


05 May 2014



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6 Comments for Weekly Scrapbook Challenge:: Scrapbook Paper Strip

  1. Jacky S Says:

    Love how your stamping gives it the christmas feel.

  2. Snazzy JJ Says:

    Love the holiday twist, esp. using the orange. I’m new to this site and was wondering were you post the winners to the challenges? Thanks.

  3. Nancy Jo Says:

    This looks like such a fun technique. I love my scraps and I can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much for all of your inspiration.

  4. Gab Says:

    Great LO

  5. Sorken Says:

    I didn’t finish in time to enter the challenge but I still wanted to share since I got so inspired by Relly’s layout. :-) http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/594953-corneliasorken/1996097-trying-a-new-restaurant/

  6. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    I LOVE your Monday challenges!! I REALLY HAVE completed some, including this particular challenge. I just failed to upload it. Please don’t stop providing them! I love your take on Shimelle’s work/starting point/sketch. It offers a different view point. Thanks for posting!

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