Friday 20 November 2020

Confidence by Tracey Campbell

 Hello everyone, Tracey Campbell here with you today to share a creation that I have done where I have challenged myself to use some of my leftover Trendsetter collection and to create a scrapbook page without using my paper trimmer!! This means I can use the leftovers as is or use my scissors only!!

I started by gathering all of my leftovers from the Trendsetter collection, I've used this collection a few times now so I was actually shocked with how much I still have left. As you can see I had a wide variety of different sized pieces.

I didn't have a full 12x12 sheet left so I need to create a base so out came a 12x12 piece of white cardstock and Colour Sprays in Bubble Gum, Violet and Carribean, where I used the straw from the bottle to create splatters on the cardstock.

I didn't feel like waiting for the Colour Spray to dry today so I rolled some paper towel over the top of the Colour Spray to soak up the excess splats. Hint: When you roll a tube of paper towel over a liquid it absorbs it and doesn't smudge the shape of the ink, it also dilutes the colour so that it isn't as vibrant.

Next I used my first piece of left over Trendsetter paper to my cardstock. I adhered a 9.5 x 30.5 cm rectangle down, postioned about 4.5 cm from the right-hand side of the cardstock. I then used some Blush Colour Paste and spread it through the Laced Stencil with a pallet knife.

In the photo below you can see the positioning of the patterned paper and the stencilling.

Next I riffled through my other left over pieces to find some fussy cut lace boarder, a striped strip and a smaller rectangle of 22 x 8 cm to mat my photos. I adhered them as you can see in the photo below. I chose to use two black and white photos that are 10 x 7.5 cms and place them stacked on top of each other.

Right so far I have not used my paper trimmer and I plan on keeping to that condition of my self challenge... so I grabbed my scissors and fussy cut the flowers that I had remaining on my left over pieces of Trendsetter.

I then adhered the flower clusters to my page.

From the cut-apart sheet I cut out the words "Looking Good & Feeling Great" and "The Most Beautiful Thing You Can Wear is Confidence" and attached them to the page. I picked these words, which I would normally use for my daughters and not myself, as I like these photos (not often I say that) of myself. My make up in the photos, including the fake eyelashes was done by my 13 year old daughter!!

Finish off by adding a fussy flower cluster to the top of the title.

Here is the final layout, I actually stuck to my challenge and I like how it has turned out.

Thanks for popping in and I hope that you I inspired you to pull out some of your older collection and challenge yourself.



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