Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Live Free - a scrapbook layout

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday and it's my turn to post a simple crafting project and hopefully it will be an inspiration to all of you out there. Its a scrapbook layout and this time, I want to show how you can effectively make use of the 'wrong-side' of the patterned paper. Never knew why they called it the 'wrong-side' when there's no right or wrong in crafting; or is there?! Lol!

This is from my first DT kit for January and I love every bit of it. The moment I saw the paper, I knew that I must use the 'wrong-side' cos' I have just the right photo to go with it! The edge of the paper was distressed with Ranger paper distresser and later applied with a distress ink to get that burnt look. The bottom of the paper was also distressed with Ranger's distress ink - evergreen bough.

I have used a corrugated foam paper and placed the photo on it. For the final touch to the layout, I have added in the leather string and created a 'lassoed' end just right on the horse's head. I had fun doing this! Just let your imaginations run wild! Yeeeehaaa...!

Ok, better stop before I get too much carried away! Lol! Below are few close-ups of the layout.
Most of the items here are available at Papier and even if it's no longer in store, you can still place your order and we'll try to get it for you. You can just walk right in and talk to our store manager!

Come by again to our blog tomorrow for more inspiration! Ciao!

Materials used for this layout:
Main pp: Webster's Pages - Western Romance collection
Paper die-cuts: October Afternoon
Other pp's: Kaisercraft & Glitz Design
Facets and Pen Nibs: Tim Holtz Ideology
Twine: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist
Distress ink: Ranger - Evergreen Bough
Chipboard stickers: Prima
Flowers and ticket ephemera: from Maya Road Shadow Box Kit
Lace: available at Papier
Paper distresser: Ranger
... And of own stapler (lol!)

Thanks for reading and looking! Come back for more inspirations from our designer team!
And don't forget to get your crafting supplies at Papier!

Happy Crafting!

- Nida-


Hand Made by SJ said...

Nice. Sometimes less is more!!

Hand Made by SJ said...

Nice. Sometimes less is more!!

Liza Yahya said...

Yee ha!! Gorgeous LO..especially heart the lasso :))

Amelia Khalik said...

Awesome work Nida!!! what a great idea with the leather string! Keep em coming..:))))