Friday, January 25, 2008
Back to Scrapbooking
I have said before that I LOVE BASIC GREY! Nothing has changed. In fact, I think I use it more now. I have changed a lot as a scrapbooker. I started with some minor decoration on the edge and maybe a box with a sticker or two. My first CM Rep liked to do "naked albums" with almost no embellishment so the photos would stand out. I have learned over the last few years that photos can still stand out with a lot of embellishment.
The Basic Grey paper I used is from The Pheobe Collection. I thought it looked like bubbles. The solid paper is Bazzill. One of the problems I have with my journaling on the computer is that I cannot fit the 12" paper in the printer. A couple of weeks ago I read some tips on a scrapbooking website called ScrapFriends.us. I bought some full sheet see-through labels on ebay. You can get them at the office supply store. Now I can journal on them and stick them anywhere I want them. I am going to add some flourishes next time I try this. The trick is to really burnish them down on the page so the edges don't show. I also inked the edge of the solid green paper and the bubble print. Sometimes this helps the paper to blend in and not look so stark against the contrasting paper. I don't know if you can tell but there are three different print papers on each page.
The story of these pages is the conversion of our pool. We bought a home with a pool that had not been used for a while. We drained it, cleaned it, patched a couple of deep damaged spots and painted it with pool epoxy paint. It was an experience! But worth the work for the savings.