Thursday, August 15, 2013

Textures, Layers and Pumpkins....OH MY!!

Hey all!  Practical Scrapper Laura here!  

Today I'm sharing one of the things I absolutely love about scrapbooking, 
the ability to make it all your own!  If you want clean and simple, you can 
do it.  If you want one pic on a page, you can do it.  If you like the collage 
effect....go for it....lol.

For me....I LOVE texture....the mixing of different shapes, depths and layers
in scrapbooking.  This LO is an example of what I mean:


This LO was done using the new Steampunk Spells by Graphic 45.  
The layering was done starting with a plain black cardstock base.  
Then 2 pieces of patterned paper add texture just by the mix of patterns....
and notice how the brighter pattern is under the pics to draw your eye there. 
The embellishment cluster is focused around the pics for the same reason....
and it's layered in there using the G45 chipboard, the clock is foam taped to 
give it even more depth as you see in this close up pic:



A burlap flower from Maya Rd., paper flowers from Kaisercraft, and  
Trendy Twine also add texture (and PS....a great looks is to sand the 
edges of your pics to make them "pop" as you can see in this close up):


The edge of the page blends into the LO without taking away from the pics
that are the star of the show, but still continues that texture.....I used the 
journal cards from the G45 Steampunk Spells, did some distressing and 
inking to add a little interest and depth, also used foam tape to pop up the 
Steampunk Spells card. And a subtle strip of bling along the edge using 
Darice glitter tape is the final touch.


Are you inspired to mix it up and experiment with different textures on your
next LO or project?  Give it a try.....it's an awesome way to enhance a LO!

And today I have to add.....I've got a little giveaway on my blog for a great 
cause that a bunch of scrappers are working with.....thanks to Scrapbook 
Expo....you can find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping today!!  
Be inspired, and go create your own beautiful today!

6 comments:

Laura Turcotte said...

oh.my.gawd! That is GORGEOUS!

Jean said...

Love this!!

Trendy Twine said...

This is gorgeous, Laura. You always do such amazing work :)

Lesle @ Trendy Twine

Holly B said...

Laura, this set is so beautiful. Now I want to go and purchase the paper

KathyR. said...

Love this layout, no little kids here anymore great for the "older" Trick or Treater. Nice paper.

SharonDoesBaskets said...

This is another FABULOUS LO, Laura! You are great at this stuff!! You had me at "pumpkins," but, WOW! Beautiful!! :)