Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop May 2021 Hop: DIY Creative Background


Hello and Welcome to the Monthly Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop. This month's DIY Creative Background was selected by Delys Cram, Member of the Design Team. I do not typically do a lot of my own backgrounds, allowing the paper, photos and embellishments to work the magic. This is why I love the challenges this group puts together, it encourages me to create outside my comfort zone.  

I recently received my order with the Artistically Inked Bundle ad Expressions in Ink Designer Series paper, an absolutely gorgeous set. I knew I wanted to work with this bundle. My granddaughter turned one in March and with a great set of cute photos, I also knew I would do this page for her. Lot's of pink involved, so I turned to the new Polished Pink In-Color as my main color on the page. 

The faux water color stamp in the Artistically Inked stamp set really creates the look of water color. I stamped several images in each corner using the softer Blushing Bride ink. I added some dots to the background in Polished Pink. I die cut the detailed large floral image in basic white and used it as a stencil. With my blending brushes, I blended Polished Pink on the large flower, Blushing Bride on the small flower, Granny Apple Green on the leaves and Daffodil Delight on some of the smallest images. I used this in the lowere middle area as this was a main gap between some of the photos in the layout.

I now took that stencil that was colored from the blending brushes and adhered it to the top left corner. Using the Rainbow Glimmer paper, I die cut another floral and laid it over the lowered stenciled area to give it some depth. 

To highlight the photos with some layers, I used cards from the What a Year Memories and More card pack. The colors worked so well and most I just cropped what I needed. I also used the Alphabet Dies to cut my granddaughters name in Rainbow Glimmer paper. Lastly, I added the Happy Birthday sentiment to the heading in the right corner. 

The Polished Pink went so well with the colors in the photos. I just love how this turned out. Due to Covid restrictions where my daughter lives, I was not able to be with her family for this birthday, but glad I could feel a part of the day by memorializing the photos. 

I hope this layout inspired you to think outside of the box when creating a background for your page. When you have great photos to scrap, it makes it easy. 

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  1. Gorgeous photos - and wonderful sponging. I love that you could use the stencil piece too with all it's glorious colour. Gorgeous page with fun happy colours.

  2. Lovely page for your little miss!

  3. What a sweet page! I really love Polished Pink, and it is perfect for this layout. So beautiful!

  4. Thank you. I was very happy that the polished pink matched so well with the other pinks.

  5. SQUEE! This page is ADORABLE! The colors are all fantastic and work nicely together.

  6. What a gorgeous page and a fab way to remember such a happy milestone birthday! Love using our die cuts as stencils

    1. Thank you. Yes, our die cuts are awesome. It was a fun page to create.

  7. I love pink.... It s a fabulous page.

    1. I know, the polished pink is definitely a new favorite color!


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