Good morning all
Thanks for joining us here today on the Merly Impressions blog. Today I have pleasure in bringing you a layout using the lovely warm toned collection, Documented.
This wonderful collection is just perfect for school photos and I have more than a few of those lurking around just waiting to be scrapbooked.. I’m sure you do too and this is the perfect collection to do just that!
To create this layout, I first took the Documented collection and I took the Scrap Paper sheet as the background. I then took a 10″ square of Coffee Bean Kaisercard and a 9″piece of the reverse side of the Locker paper and matted it as so. I also punched small pieces of the edge of the Locker paper with a ledger punch.
Then I took a Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Ink Pad, a mini Ranger Ink Pad in Tea Dye and the Kaisercraft Vintage Ink Pad and layered them using the packaging technique. To do this I inked a piece of plastic packaging and sprayed with water using a mini mister. I then took the wet, inky packaging and ‘placed’ it on the Locker Paper on the left hand side.
Once dried I took the Documented Clear Stamp Set and stamped some of the rulers and the world on the background. I also used an old “Class of ’87’ Kaisercraft stamp set for the Star Student stamp together with a Tim Holtz stamp set for the film strip.
I then used strips from the Documented Sticker Sheet and stuck them in a random fashion over the inked, stamped area and used the Discover sticker as the title. I also cut some strips of grey and silver checked paper from the 6.5″ paper pad. I then took pieces of Notebook Ledger paper and cut small pieces and punched them using a ledger punch and layered them beneath the photos using both sides of the paper. (The eagle eyed among you will have noticed I originally used two photos, then changed my mind and used three..lol)
I inked each of the pieces of the Ledger Paper using the Vintage ink Pad too. Once I was happy with the composition I added lots of collectables from the Documented collectable pack and some more stamping using the Clear Stamp Set and some more stickers from the sticker sheet.
Beneath the clusters I added a swirl of Copper hemp cord and I cut individual letter J’s from the Ledger sheet as my Sons name is Jason..but everyone calls him ‘J’.
The journalling block is from the collectables pack and I used another piece of sticker sheet for the ruler and aded more collectables too. I also used some of the ledger punched pieces to tuck into the clusters.
Thanks for popping by today. I do hope the layout will inspire you to try the packaging technique for yourself. Merly Impressions do have lots to choose from!