After the success of our reader’s challenges last year, Aussie Scrapsource decided to create more opportunities for the readers to share their layouts in the blog.
Aussie Scrapsource is starting off the new year in the spirit of all things handmade and upcycled – with a ‘make it yourself’ challenge. Each week, a new challenge will be issued to create a layout using different handmade items, and this week we introduce the series with the most fundamental of requirements for all our scrapbook pages, whatever our scrapping style – the background cardstock.
There will be little prizes each week. To join and read more info... click HERE.
There is not one single piece of patterned paper in the sample I made above. I love stamps so much and I tried to put my stamp collection to good use by using it to create the background design in the cardstock as well as the artist trading cards which served as the base for my photo.
To create the background paper, I first misted the white cardstock in a shade of yellow and a shade of light brown. Next, I rubbed "Broken China" distress inks on random areas to get light blue greenish tones. I then inked my script stamp with "Frayed Burlap" distress ink and stamped on the paper while it was still moist. This allowed for the image to slightly blur and wick which is exactly what I wanted to achieve.
To create the ATC cards, I rubbed different colours of distress inks on my craft mat and used my stamps to pick up the ink from the craft mat. This resulted in two to three colours in my stamped images. Once the cards have dried, I applied "Pumice Stone" distress ink to deepen the tones and outline the edges of the ATCs.
You have until February 23 to send it your projects to this EMAIL. I hope you can join us!