Sometimes it is just fun to create a background layout without the fuss of trying to get it all done. For some reason, when I scrapbook, it’s all about getting a page complete. On the other hand, when I am creating something in a more artful manner, I find it more relaxing and fun!
This method of scrapbooking is no exception. In fact, I enjoy creating the basis of the page so much, I have a secret stash of pages that have backgrounds and no pictures yet! Okay, I’m not suggesting that YOU create a bunch of scrapbook pages with no pictures, (because I’ve already done that) but you can make some pages for things you know happen every year. By that I mean, seasons, holidays, birthdays, you get the idea!
This winter scene with a snowman was just the thing to use for a wintery day with family playing outdoors. These pictures were taken a number of years ago, and every time I ran across them I knew they should go on a fun page like this.
Notice how the bottom snow drift “border” are not solidly adhered to the page. When you ScrapAhead you want to allow places you can tuck photos in, because you don’t really know how many photos you may have, or how you may want to lay them out.
Here’s a quick rundown on this page creation:
- Snowdrift border is made from white paper with torn edges, and then edges inked in blue
- Blue background paper is randomly stamped with a snowflake stamp and white ink.
- Top “Winter” title is made from punched white circles with letters stamped in blue ink.
- Bottom “Wonder” title is made of blue paper die cut letters.
- The snowman is made of white circles, and scraps of paper used for his hat, eyes, nose, buttons, etc.
- A piece of ribbon was used for his scarf.