My scrapbooking friends and I recently traveled to Dunedin for a scrapbooking weekend away. On the way, we stopped in at Riverstone Castle near Oamaru. Not only is there a modern castle there (that is lived in), but there are also lovely shops and a great restaurant. I had these photos from our lunch (where we all finished with cake – including our mascot Heidi the goat) and I knew that the new ARToptions Viken collection was going to be perfect as teal and purple are favourite colours of many of us.
I started with the B side of Viken Majestic which is available either individually or as part of the Collection Pack. I actually used some of the packagings from the Viken Ephemera Bits as it had a beautiful pattern that was too good to resist. It was the perfect size for my 6×6 inch photo. I simply tore along the bottom edge and then cut the piece to the right length. I allowed some space at the bottom of the photo to include ribbon and bow elements from the Viken Laser Cut Elements.
I decided to go with a central design. I really wanted to use the fabric tape and I thought it would make a great frame, which if placed just under the edge of the photo mat would make it look like a solid piece. I selected the polka dot design from the tapes, and after marking the corners of where the photo would sit on the layout, I applied the tape around those edges. I then decided to use the large arched window die cut from the Viken Ephemera Bits which I cut in half in order to include it on both sides of the photo.
Once the foundation was made, I then cut one of the large floral rub-ons from the Viken 12×12 Rub-on Transfer Sheet in half horizontally and included half at the bottom of the layout and half at the top. It applied perfectly over the fabric tape.
On the bottom left of the photo I then created a cluster of tags from the Viken Tag Set and finished it with two pieces from the Viken Ephemera Bits. On the bottom right I created a cluster using a large floral piece from the Viken Laser Cut Elements, along with some tickets and the title from the Viken Ephemera Bits. The two labels at the top are from the Viken Ephemera Bits.
The final touch was a chipboard frame in each of the bottom clusters with a heart added to the one on the left. I added my journaling to the labels at the top and on one of the tickets.
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I hope you have an opportunity to get some creative time in soon.