Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thinking outside the "Page"

I'd like to challenge everyone to try something new next time you sit down to scrapbook. Make a layout without using a 12x12 background paper! Sounds easy enough, right? Instead of a page to put in your album create a wonderful wall layout with your favorite photos and paper. Why buy an expensive frame set or wall decoration when you can create your own!

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Recently I made this wall layout of my daughter in our backyard. She loves to be out in the "wild" always picking flowers & plants and creating all kinds of concoctions. She loves exploring in the woods and would probably live in a tree house if we let her! I used paper and embellishments from the beautiful Wild Saffron Collection by K & Company, and added a few Making Memories tiny alphas, some ribbon and rhinestones. The base of my wall layout is a 6x12 piece of chipboard. After covering it with pattern paper I added a photo that I adhered to a chipboard square. I mounted it on the base with pop dots. Then I finished it with embellishments, ribbon and distressed paper flowers. How easy is that!

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To create your own "wall layout" you'll need:

Your favorite photo or photos mounted on chipboard
Chipboard background-you choose the size and shape
Pattern paper and embellishments
Pop dots and ribbon or wire used for hanging your layout
*Heres a little tip-If your wall hanging tips to one side because of too much weight ask your dh for a metal washer. You can tape it to the back to even the weight out.

Need more ideas?:

Create an oval, rectangle, square or heart shape for your background-or even combine them.
Attach multiple photos in rows horizontally or vertically
Create multiple layers of dimension by using pop dots
Make several and attach together with ribbon
Make a wall layout with a family or holiday theme and give as a gift!

The possibilities are endless! I hope this inspires you to do a little "outside the page" scrapbooking. For more inspiration be sure to drop by AllyScraps and take at peek at our awesome gallery!

See you there!

~Kay

7 comments:

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Kay. Thanks for all the inspiration!

TLHarwick said...

Kay
This is beautiful! I may have to attempt to think "outside my pages" Thanks for the inspiration!
xoxo
Trish

Mama Terror said...

wow!!!! everything you do comes out soooo gorgeous! Im attempting one of these soon.

LadyMissSusan said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! AMAZING! You are so talented Kay! I'd never even think of doing something like this, let alone something so beautiful.

Missy said...

Wow is right!! Looks awesome. i wish I was as talented!

Tracy said...

This is stunning!

Millan said...

Love this idea, your wall layout is so beautiful, makes me want to try to make one too...