I'm here today with my latest layout for Scrap Everything! I based the layout around those gorgeously retro We R Memory Keepers cardstock cards, available here. There is a real variety of them, some with plain colours, some with patterns and some with wonderful retro pictures and sayings.
Here's my layout:
The only thing as gorgeous as those cards is my nephew! He has a thing about playing with the balls on our pool table. The funny thing is, he can barely reach - he has to stand on tiptoes to play with them!
The paper on the outside halves is Webster's Pages Plum Tree. I simply cut a 12 x 12 sheet in half, rounded the corners and added some old lace. The trim at the top and bottom of the layout is a genuine 1960's ricrac from my stash that matched the papers perfectly. The strip at the bottom of the page is Prima Wishes and Dreams washi tape. Running a strip of it along here not only helped to balance the layout but helped to hold down the lace too. Still in that bottom corner, I added some more of the cardstock cards plus a camera chippie from Fabscraps. It comes in a set with chippie binoculars too. I sprayed it with white Dylusions and added a button in the middle.
Here's a close up:
For the title I used one of the larger cardstock cards, added a few embellies, and wrapped it all up in Maya Road twine.
Included in my kit was a bottle of Glue 'n Seal. As the name says, it's both a glue and a sealer. It comes in a bottle with a brush - I felt like I was back in kindergarten using the Clag! I liked the way it was slow drying as this is great when you're trying to place embellishments. It gives you a chance to moves things around a bit. I found the brush a bit big for small, fiddly items but it seemed to work well on the things I used it on. I will try it out on more items and get back to you.
I used two different styles or wording above some of the pics. I took appropriate words from the washi, adhered them to cardstock and cut out the shapes. I could have stuck them straight onto the card beneath but it would have shown the pattern beneath a bit and it's a bit tricky to cut sticky washi (try saying that three times quickly!)
For the other text, I used a fabulous set of mini stamps from Kaisercraft. I can see myself using these a lot. They'd be perfect for cards as well as layouts.
And just because he's so cute - here's Archie again!
Bye for now!