Hello again. We've been having some wild wintry weather here. It's nasty outside but cosy in my scrap room!
It's time for a new post for Scrap Everything. This month I have a gorgeous range called Sisters by Echo Park. It's available here. I had a few photos on my desk that I've been wanting to scrap for a while and I was looking through these with the Sisters papers in mind. I also received another sheet of Echo Park paper from the "here and now" range called chalkboard.. When I found the photo of my daughter with a blackboard I realised I had found the perfect match!
Here's my layout:
Aaaaw, I forget how cute my kids were when they were little! This is my daughter who is a very talented artist now, so I'm stoked that I have a record of her early artistic days.
To create the background for the photo, I layered two of the Sisters sheets after punching along one side and inking the edges. I tied them up with Maya Road twine. I cut out a chevron section from one of the papers and added this across the bottom. I backed the photo with two We R Memory Keepers cardstock cards, available here. I used more of the cards as journaling blocks. The journaling blocks set the retro rounded-corner feel so I rounded the corners on everything else too. I never tire of this look!
Here are some close-ups:
To make the blackboard background I raided my daughter's arty stash (quite appropriate really!) and found some chalk pastels. These worked beautifully on the paper. A few simple child-like drawings and I was done!
I reckon there are endless ways you could use that grey chalkboard paper as a blackboard on layouts.
I wish I had taken lots more photos of my kids when they were little. If yours are still small, get that camera out!
Bye for now.