Friday, March 23, 2012

Technique Corner: Having fun with paper

This is a layout with an old photo of my mom and I titled Cherish. I was really cute once wasn't I J ? I have already started working on my mom's 60th birthday scrapbook, so I try to create a layout every time I find the right materials and mood for one of the photos.

This layout has a few easy fun techniques to have fun with paper:

1.       Cut images: sometimes there are really pretty images on pattern papers that can be cut and use as embellishments. On this layout I cut some roses and doilies.
2.       Add texture: paper is flat but you can always add texture by crumpling it, folding it or creating accordion like creases.
3.       Create different finish: instead of a clean straight edge tear the paper and ink it.
4.       Add height: create layers in different height by adhering pieces of paper with dimensional adhesive.
5.       Have fun with shapes: make paper curls by twisting strips of paper.

A few challenges:

One Stitch at a Time #105: Girly
Scrap Whispers: Sketch #124
Kaboodle Doodles #111: How cute is that?
The Crazy Challenge #111: Go Green
My Time to Craft #175: Doilies and Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday: Mother's Day
Aud Sentiments #50: Song Title
Divas by Design #27: Distressing
Fab 'n' Funky #113: In honor of Mum
Scrapalicious USA: A cut above
Polka Doodles #12: Mother's Day
Sugar Creek Hollow #3: Layers
Scrap it Girl: Recycle  

Have fun creating!


  1. I love what you have created here, your mum will be astonished to receive a birthday scrapbook. Love all the details that has gone into this page. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again soon! judit x

  2. Beautiful layout and design! you have tip Next to your name but I can not see from your blog what your tip is could you please add HERE IS MY TIP: for Top Tip Tuesday next to your tip so we can see it better thanks, Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  3. Beautiful layout, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
    Shell xx

  4. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  5. the layout is wonderful, love all the details.
    thanks for joining us at the crazy challenge this week

  6. There are so many lovely details on this layout. I love the distressed edges, and the green letters make such a nice contrast.

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for joining in with our Girly challenge this week over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

  8. Beautiful layout and gorgeous colours -thank you for joining us at my time to craft this week hugs judith x

  9. Love all the little details - I'm sure your Mum will love this - thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week - hugs Judith x

  10. fantastic layout. love it

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope you join us again soon

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  11. Gorgeous, Einat! Love all the texture and layering! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl!

  12. What a lovely layout to honor your mother!! You rock the distressing!! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles!!

  13. Awesome way to honor your mother! I love your layout and all the great details you used here..
    Thank you for joing us CCH 111 "Go Green" this week!Hope to see you again next week! Krassi

  14. I love your layout.. especially all of the fun textures & layers. Thanks for recycling w/ us over at Scrap It Girl

  15. Fabulous work sweetie thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  16. What a gorgeous layout--and yes--that is a cute picture of you. Love the way you tore and distressed the paper! Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's challenge.

  17. Love your layout...what a wonderful tribute to your mom! Thanks for for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "Go Green" March challenge! :)

  18. Rumors are spreading that gold is now going down. Is that true?