Open Road Scrapbook Layout

Good morning everyone,

imageFirstly, although it is now over a week since the New Year was joyfully welcomed in, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year, and hope that it brings you everything you wish for!

Did you set any New Year resolutions? I did..mine was to be more organised! Mainly for my craft organisation I do confess! lol. If, like me, you need a helping hand organising your stash, why not pop over and have a look at Merly’s stock of great MDF organisers . I know that’s where I’ll be headed soon!

Anyway..back to the job in hand which is to share a scrapbook layout made using the fab Open Road, Australian themed collection.  I’ve been waiting for a collection for Australia as I have a niece who emigrated there five years ago and she  has shared some remarkable photos with me, which in turn, (with her permission) I am sharing with you all.

imageSo, to start, I wanted to use a piece of patterned paper for my background so I chose a sheet of Roaming Paper for this. I then took a 4″ strip of the Prospecting paper and matted it on to a piece of Sprout Cardstock. I then did the same with a piece of the pretty Kookaburra paper called Unchartered. I then stuck these in an off centre criss cross on the background paper.

Next I used a piece of the remaining Unchartered paper and flipped it to use the other side to cut out a circle of just under 8″ in diameter, also matting this on the Sprout Cardstock.

imageTo mat the photo I used a piece of scrap off white card and layered it over another piece of the Prospecting paper and punched a border strip to mat it on from the same Sprout card and I used a bracket shaped die cut piece from the 6.5″ paper pad to set beneath that.

The long title, that was cut from the bottom of a sheet in the collection, is based on the fact that my niece, who was visiting from Australia, was visiting my Mum who has been a huge influence in her life.

imageThe tag below the photo is a collectable from the pack and I used  many more collectables to form the clusters at each side of the photo and to embellish the surrounds. I also used a twirl of Natural Hemp Cord in amongst the clusters and for the tag string.

To finish I used some wood Flourishes to tuck in the clusters and some tiny Bronze Rhinestones at the bottom of the photo mat.

imageI do hope you like what you see and it will inspire you to give this fab collection a look.

Have fun!