June 9, 2013

SCRAP YOUR STASH-WOOD VENEERS

I don't know about you, but I have accumulated quite a few of these embellishments. They are versatile, dimensional, and really can be used on just about anything. I love to stamp, color and emboss them.





So I thought I'd use them as a main element on a page, and not just as one of the final touches.
I used a lovely SC pp from the new Atlantic collection as my background paper, and glued all the wood veneers in a vertical strip shape. I started with the larger ones, and then just filled in the empty spaces until I got the look I wanted. Using Distress Paint I dabbed some white on, and a bit pink. I didn't use a lot, so I got this really pretty subtle look, where you can still see the wooden texture. You can use any acrylic paint or ink you have.



Two 4*6 pictures of my daughter just sitting around and eating were added. Because she's so cute there, and I wanted to write a bit about her at the moment. I have a lot of photos of her eating, just because it's the only time (and also then not always) she's sitting still! She's almost 4 years old now, and I think this is such a lovely age! Somewhere between a girl and then sometimes still a baby, I'm really enjoying this age... I guess I'm not such a baby person... Obviously babies are adorable, but it's sooo much more interesting when they start to talk and ask questions, and express their opinions, right? OK, back to scrapbooking now:) I matted the photos with some more pp from the Atlantic collection, and that's all the paper I used for this layout. I really wanted it to be simple and bright.
So here's the finished layout:


 


 I love those Thickers! I punched some vellum ( from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm) to use as a base for the embellishment clusters, and used some chipboard pieces from Basic Grey Knee Highs and Bow Ties collection, the Knee Highs Printed Chipboard Shapes, and the Knee Highs Printed Chip Buttons.
Final touches were added with some enamel dots, and American Crafts puffy stickers. This is the first time I've used different colors of enamel dots on a layout (I've seen others do it and it always looks great, but then again, when do enamel dots not look great anyway??), and I love the look!





I hope you're inspired now to use some of those wood veneers you probably have lying around.
Thx for visiting!

7 comments:

  1. What a great use of all those veneers!! I love how you titled your page! Beautiful page!

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  2. I love wood veneers and seem to buy every package I see. I love the idea of mixing them to create a border. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I really love this idea, thanks for sharing.

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  4. I LOVE that wood veneer border! FABULOUS!!

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  5. I love this layout and you know I so have to do something like this. I have every veneer available and LOVE it but never think to do an actual page using so much. great layout and super sweet pictures.

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