Halloween is over but using the paper is not.
This was today's project using Graphic 45 Magic of Oz and K&Company Brenda Walton Halloween Stack.
Today I've been working on my Graphic 45 Staple 12x12 Easel. This is a present for my mom. Since she doesn't look at the computer I have no worries that she will see it before Christmas when I give it to her. This is my second page. My mom is a big Wizard of Oz fan so I knew she would love these papers. I ordered the Oz stack from MiniAlbumScraps.ning a group that I swapped in for a while.
I choose paper from the K&Co stack for the background. It is similar to Dorthy's dress only in black and white. At this point I have no idea what I'm going to decorate the page with but that I want to have two large photos, so I add the mats to the page to figure out placement.
I then use my favorite Distress Ink to distress the edges.
Look what I found.....the May Arts ribbon that Graphic 45 sent me as a prize last week. I love this ribbon.
I randomly put out fussy cut scarecrows to see how I like them on the page.
I stitched down the black cardstock and attached the photo mat with Glossy Accents. I then added the ribbon to the frame with my sewing machine.
I tie more ribbon so it looks like the ribbon is tied together and not stitched down as it is. Just a little secret I have for making it look like a bow but not tying a bow for those that have a hard time with bows.
I add pop dots to the back of the image.
Here is the finished product. I like how simple and pretty it is. I'm trying to keep this from getting too bulky. This is my first Easel and I don't want it to be too fat.
Close ups of the Layout.
I made the card a pocket she can slide more photos in if she wants to.
I added another scarecrow to the card pocket it just slides in and out and you can put journaling or photos on the back.
I hope you enjoyed this simple layout I made for my mom. Scrapbooking doesn't have to be complicated with TONS of flowers to be beautiful or bulky with 3-D embellishments. Just have some beautiful paper and ribbon and your all set for a great layout. Since I had all the embellishments already fussy cut, this layout only took me about 15 minutes to make including the sewing. Thanks for stopping by to see my project. -Idaho Amy
Graphic 45 Magic of Oz, K&Company Brenda Walton Stack and Mats, May Arts Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Tread, Ranger Vintage Distress Ink, textured black cardstock (purchased at Tuesday Morning), and my sewing machine.