This week Guest Designer Britt Bass shares her page layouts. She often layers hand cuts paper or uses Die Templates to create her own embellishments. It’s a great inspiration for putting all those left over scraps to use!
“This is a layout using the Max and Whiskers collection from Basic Grey. It is perfect for pictures of my sweet puppy, Hiro! The journaling card I used is part of the collection and was almost perfect for my layout, except it had a cat on it! So, I used a couple of layered dog stickers from Forever in Time and just covered the cat up! It was so easy to customize my layout with products from Scrapbuck because there is literally something for every occasion and event in your life.”
In her Hiro Layout, Britt created her own embellishments and details with coordinating cardstock. She mixed and matched patterns and hand cut banners to create a layered title for her pup.
“I found Max and Whiskers to be very versatile. Even though it was designed to be used for pet photos I thought it worked very well for masculine layouts and projects as well. By focusing on the designs that were more neutral and adding in coordinating cardstock, I was able to create a non-pet layout with some left over supplies from my first design. With a little creativity and the affordable brand-name supplies from Scrapbuck you can document all your most important memories.”
Britt did use some products from her stash at home to compliment her Scrapbuck finds. In her Engaged Layout, Britt uses Distress Stain to add a visual texture to her pages. I asked her about this technique and she explained, “This look could be achieved using any ink or stain and an applicator (like a sponge). You just load the applicator and ‘sweep’ the ink around the edges, drawing your applicator toward the middle to create lighter & darker areas of distress.”
“Valentines products aren’t just for pages about February 14th. The Handmade collection by K & Company is a beautiful line featuring vintage florals, typography, and sweet icons like hearts and butterflies. I saw the big flowers on a piece of this paper and imagined how beautiful it would be with a family member’s engagement photo. I cut them right from the paper and used them to create a background that really makes a statement. So, get your hands on some Valentine supplies from Scrapbuck and then, when you’re finished making all your valentine projects, use your leftovers to make pages about the people you love all throughout the year.”
See more of Britt’s Designs at her blog Pink Paper Crowns.