Hey, do you remember me telling you about my funky
new vintage measuring tape? I’m just loving it on my craft desk. It’s holding up all the lovely elements I’m using on this project. I just knew I needed it, ha!
Thanks for coming back to Boomdeeadda for part two of Artful Story Telling. On Wednesday I shared a short list of ideas that work for me when I’m planning a scrap page:
- Pick a theme (I choose hexagons) and repeat it.
- Starting with a paper that has a lot of colour gives you more flexibility
- Don’t limit yourself to one collection
- Don’t limit yourself to scrapbook product, an unexpected element (I used a map) can add interest
Normally, when you open a Scrapbook, you’re presented with two complementary pages. With that in mind, I’ve continued to work on a partner page, here’s a little preview.
Quite honestly, if you are a fan of the layered look in scrapbooking, the most impact you can make on a page, for the least amount of money, is by inking the edges of your elements. Sounds too simple right? It is absolutely that simple, yet your pages will be anything but. Check out my ’Good-Better-Best’ demo and see what you think:
Can you see the difference between the ‘Good’ leaf and the ‘Best’ leaf above? It’s really just about creating a shadow with your ink and shaping it like a leaf. Shadows and shape will give your page depth and that will enhance your layers. You might have also noticed, my leaves are never just plain green. That would just be too humdrum for me. Once you tuck it under a pretty rose, viewers will absolutely know it’s a leaf.
You can use the same technique with a lot of other elements on your page too, like butterflies.
I also inked the patterned paper framing my photo’s and every hexagon on the page. I would recommend sticking to one colour of ink for this throughout your project. I think it looks more cohesive but it’s entirely a personal preference.
Todays tips for artful story telling:
- Ink your elements to create shadows
- Shadows and shape will give your page depth and that will enhance your layers
- Remember to add shape to elements like leaves, butterflies or flying banners.
- Consider using one colour for shadowing throughout, it will look more cohesive
As the Queen Boomdee Bee, I wish you could all come spend the day with me and we could laugh and scrap something fabulous together. But since we can’t, maybe you’ll try one or two of these ideas on a project of your own artful story telling.