Scrapbooking in 2020 #15

As I’ve previously mentioned, I wasn’t entirely convinced by the class examples included with my box of goodies from Crop in the Country … but with some creative thinking and encouragement from The Best Friend, I produced several layouts I’m happy with. I focused my efforts on updating early pages from The Boy Child’s albums.


The example layout called for flowery patterned paper but, because my chosen photos were vibrant, I flipped the paper and used the spotty side. I really liked the grid design and wondered if the designer had also been inspired by one I saw on Instagram and have used a fair bit.

I’m not one for using paint on a layout. In fact, I would go so far as to say it’s only ever something I do at a scrapbooking retreat. My finished spread looks very little like the example – that was so fussy, with paint and ink everywhere. I love this photo of The Boy Child walking home from an outing to the park with Max, totally engrossed in a couple of long twigs.

I didn’t like the patterned paper and was happy to have the opportunity to cut it up. 🙂 I added the paint smears simply because I don’t have the blue and brown spray inks used in the example spread. The example also included random circles and butterflies cut from black cardstock, which I thought were totally out-of-place. Looking at my layout now, I’m wondering if I should have placed a hexagon behind the embellishment cluster.


What have you been creating?

4 thoughts on “Scrapbooking in 2020 #15

  1. WOW all three of those layouts are fantastic. The layout with the semi-wreath of flowers is a perfect match for the photo and it’s time I get out the hexagon punch again – perfect use of the paper.

    Not sure if you use any uTubes for ideas but I have discovered Scrapbooking Quebec (it’s not in French), you may like Dorothy Guinan’s style.

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  2. Gosh, you have excelled yourself here! So much variety in just three pages … Last one first: leaving out random circles and butterflies was a good decision in my humble opinion, and I think your little collection bottom right takes up about the same visual weight as a hexagon, and the details of your little cluster might have been lost on a different colour? Your wreath of pretty greenery is lovely with the autumnal colours and the black and white photo. And such gorgeous photos in the top one – are you reprinting the photos, or using the originals? Your young man looks very stylish in that tweed hat! I really like the cluster of photos and interesting colourful bits contrasting with all the breathing room of that white space. You are on fire!

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    1. Thanks very much! 🙂 Where I’ve been able to, some photos have been reused, but most have been reprinted.
      Those photos of TBC at nursery school’s Dress-up Day are some of my favourites. 🙂

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