Scrapbooking is one of my favourite hobbies. It is just such a lovely way to show off family photos of memorable times and events. Unlike a traditional photo album a scrapbook page layout can bring out, and tell a story behind your photos.
When I first began designing scrapbook page layouts I would always select the photos that were posed for. Sometimes I would go as far as to take a new staged picture.
It wasn’t long before I realised that scrapbooking is all about what I consider ‘true’ photos, the ones where everything is natural and the photos are taken on the fly, and depict a scene that is relevant and captures the moment.
The photo above is of a little boy who is quite happily sitting painting stones. It does not matter that he is not in his best outfit or that he may be covered in paint. In my opinion the honesty in the picture is what makes it special.
When creating a scrapbook page layout I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a mat or protective surface under your work. Here I have used a large cutting matt so I can also use a scalpel on it without harming my table.
This scrapbook layout is incredibly quick and easy to make so whatever level you are at it won’t be a problem for you to make.
To make this scrapbook page you will need to start with a 6”x 6” sheet of green scrapbook paper.
You will then need to select some brown patterned paper and cut some one inch strips.
Attach the strips across the green paper at an angle as shown above.
Tear a strip of vellum and write your scrapbook quotes using an acid free pen. Secure the vellum in place using a couple of brads at each end of the vellum.
Depending on the photo you are using you can then add some additional wording or quotes using rub ons, epoxy stickers or peel offs. Here I have added the words ‘painting pebbles’
It is really easy to make this a 12×12” scrapbook page by mounting the green 6x 6” onto a 12×12” sheet of scrapbook paper.