Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Up Close and Personal with Aphra!

Hi there ScrapRoomies! Hope you're enjoying our Up Close & Personal series this month. I am loving the detail shots of the layouts featured so far. Sooo many great ideas!

Today, I'd like to share with you my Laugh layout featuring a mixture of lines from this month's Flavors of the Month kit. I chose my patterned papers based on a color scheme: red, blue, yellow, and black. I was inspired by the colors of my son's shirt, eyes, lips and hair.

Creating my title was a snap thanks to the Pink Paislee chipboard. All I did was punch a hole in the corners of each banner, string them onto some baker's twine, and stick them down.

I didn't really have any other embellishments that worked for this layout, so I made my own with a couple of Martha Stewart butterfly punches. A button in the center and all done!

My layout still didn't feel finished, so I decided to add more chipboard beneath the pictures. However, the chipboard label seemed so small down there by itself. To give it a little more impact, I created a banner from a piece of 2" x 12" scrap paper. I notched the ends, accordian folded both sides, and used foam dots to give it some height. Then, I layered on my chipboard label, sun die cut, punched circle, and chipboard circle. That seemed finished to me.

In the end I was happy with my layout created of bits and bobs from all the kits. I hope you'll try mixing lines and creating your own embellishments, so you can get the most out of your ScrapRoom kits.



  1. LOVE how you mixed the lines..great combo!

  2. The butterflies add the perfect touch!