So, did you catch yesterday's post? It was just a quick one where I pointed you towards the giveaway happening over at the 3DJean Design Team blog where you can win a set of 'Envie de fraicheur' scrapbooking papers and alphas from Les Editions InfoCrea.
While we were away on our long crafting-weekend last month, the 3DJean Design Team [and several other friends] worked with those same paper and so we're sharing the pages we made, to give examples of how they can be used. Over the duration of the giveaway I'll be sharing - [here on my blog] :
- 3 layouts of my own - all made using the papers from the giveaway;
- and 2 cards made from some of the leftover scraps;
- plus the sketch I created which I, and the Design Team, used as a starting point for our layouts [the sketch is at the end of this post].
Here's my first layout ... one of those general 'I like this photo and I like you and so I made a page' kind of pages I seem to make a lot of:
With this page design I wanted to use a small photo with lots of layers of paper and 'bits' beneath.
- 2 layers of different patterned paper;
- a Lotta Jansdotter sticker;
- a postage label [for my journaling];
- a small corrugated card tag - with the date - pinned to the photo using a coloured hairgrip [if you received some of these in your Interesting Bits kits, there's one way you can use them!].
I also wanted to make use of the mini-alphas [also in the giveaway] to create a small title - just for a change, a move away from large alphabets and focal titles.
The circle sticker beneath the wording is another design from the Lotta Jansdotter pack [from Chronicle Books] which I was excited to find matched this paper range so closely:
And that's it ... not a very complicated design really, its more about balancing patterns, textures and colours. And using that photo. Because I liked it.
So, now you've seen my version you might like to:
- enter the giveaway [simply by leaving your name in the link box on the 3DJean blog] to get your hands on the papers I've used;
- and/or use the sketch as a kick-start to a page/card etc of your own [this is NOT related to the giveaway - it's just for inspiration] and here it is:
Right then, I'll let you go and enter that giveaway and I'll be back soon with a new layout which takes a slight twist on the sketch.