Good morning everyone,
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.
So, 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.
To 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.
The 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.