Thursday, March 29, 2012

A quick, simple scrapbook page

Hello all!!  This week, I'm using Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter stamps images to make a quick scrapbook page.  Hope you like it.
I made the border in my word processing program (MS Word 2010) on a piece of 8" x 8" white card stock.  If I'd thought about it, I would've made the border using a small square block stamp and stamping a checkerboard border by eye.
I also found a shape of a banner, in the word processing program, and added text.  I printed it out with the banner outline in a dark gray.  Nope - didn't like it.  I went over the gray with a black marker.  Much better!!  I cut out the banner, leaving a small border of white around the shape.  I used this for the title of my page.  You could also just cut a rectangle of coordinating card stock and write your title on it. 
I used simple masking techniques for the two bunny images.  You wouldn't have to do that, separate images would work very well on this page.  I used my Spectrum Noir pens to color the images .  I used some of the Earth Brown colors for the bunnies.  I used turquoise blues to dress the girl bunny.  And some of the true blues for the boy bunny.  I used some of the reds in the coral set for the flowers and the girl bunny's hankie or scarf. After they were colored, I cut them out leaving a small border of white around the edge of the image.  After that, I pasted them to a piece of black card stock.  I cut out around the white border, leaving a small black border.

I printed out a picture.  I cut a piece of black card stock slightly larger.  I put yellow flower brads in three of the corners and attached the black card stock tot he back of the picture.  I attached the picture, at an angle, to the scrapbook page with Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Permanent Tape.  I used the tape to attach the title banner over top of the picture.  I used  double-sided adhesive foam to pop up the bunnies in the  bottom right corner of the page. 

I think 8" x 8" scrapbooks work up quickly.  Have fun with them.  If you're not having fun, set it aside for a bit and go back to it. 

You can decorate your page very simply and see several finished pages in no time at all.  If you like quick gratification - try the smaller scrapbook pages.   From there you can carry on the fun to a larger page ... and have more fun!!

Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration.



Kathy said...

Very cute stamps, and great coloring. love the scrap book page,well done!!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Pefect image for this LO! Love how you created your own border paper, fabulous job!!

Paula Huiras said...

Perfect image-everyone's eating or munching! Nice easy page.

Caryn S said...

The page is adorable! I have noticed on here though that people keep using the stamp of the bunny with the hat and mislabeling it as a "girl" bunny. This is actually Benjamin Bunny, wearing a giant tam-o-shanter and carrying Peter's hanky in which he wraps onions that have been stolen from Mr. McGregor's garden in the story.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This page turned out adorable! Love how you added the image to the design...such wonderful coloring

Trena in Naperville said...

Lisa, this is so darling! I loved the way you combined the bunny images - they are such a cute couple! Great display of how your digital background and rubber can come together on a page!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

madebyKarla said...

So cute! Love using stamps on LOs ;)

Carolyn L. said...

Love this!

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