For my first layout for 2022 I am scrapbooking a wedding photograph of my nephew and his beautiful new wife. I was delighted when Bridette asked me if I would scrapbook one of their wedding photos. They got married on the beach in an intimate ceremony due to the fact that Covid prevented family from overseas being able to travel to attend. The beautiful soft colours in the Vintage Artistry Shore collection along with the shells and sea creatures was a perfect fit, and I added a few of the embellishments from the Vintage Artistry Beached Collection which also co-ordinated.
I started with the Barrier Reef paper which is available as part of the Shore collection pack. As this paper is distinctively patterned, I knew I needed to work with the pattern so it would show around the photo. In order to decide exactly how I would do this, I first framed my photo which was a 6×9 inch. I love the Rectangle Stitched Frames, but the photo is too big for them. So what I do is layer them so I can see a side and top edge of each frame. I then cut pieces of the frames that will be hidden behind the photo to add around other edges of the photo. This way I can get the look of the frames around a much bigger photo. I did the same effect in my layout of 22 December – you can go back and see how I did it as there is a photo of the back of the photo with the frames in place. I use embellishment clusters to hide any joins or gaps.
Once I had the photo ready, I worked out where I wanted it on the layout. I knew I particularly wanted to try and keep the beautiful jellyfish on the right hand side. I then decided to use a mixture of Rub-ons Transfers from the Shore and Beached collections at the top left and top right of the photo which I would then build embellishment clusters up and into. I have cut up the rub-ons to the shape I needed so that they were not wasted under the photo, and also layered them over each other. Don’t be afraid to cut rub-ons up and layer them to get the effects that you are after.
I then created a cluster of embellishments from the bottom left corner up the left side of the photo using laser cut elements from the Shore collection pack, Rustic Bouquet Cranberry and Garden Petals Parchment flowers, Beached Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets and more Shore Rub-Ons. I popped up some elements with foam tape. The key to creating effective clusters is to ensure that elements are touching and that there are a mixture of heights, textures and sizes of elements.
I then created a cluster of embellishments that run up the right side of the photo again using laser cut elements from the Shore collection pack, Rustic Bouquet Cranberry and Garden Petals Parchment flowers, Beached Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets and more Shore Rub-Ons.
The final touch is adding several different shades of stickles to various shells and the seaweed and a scattering of pearls amongst the embellishments.
49 and Market products:
Vintage Artistry Shore
Bonus Laser Cut
Rectangle Stitched Frames
Wishing Bubbles & Trinkets
I hope you have an opportunity to get some creative time in soon.