Hi Friends and welcome to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. It is Karan Gerber here on the blog today with a school layout featuring 49 and Market. When I was thinking about what I wanted to create for you, I thought of the days when my boys went to school. It seems like so long ago. We are in the month of June and I am sure many of you will be looking for ideas for your school photos. so I have created a masculine school layout using the Mini Old School Collection from 49 and Market.
To begin with, I am using a photo of my oldest son from 2013, this is his Grade 12 photo which measures 3.5 x 5, I cut 4 photo mats from other papers in this collection begins with a 3.75 x 5.75 and each photo mat was 1/4 inch larger than the last, I used Off the Grid as my main background paper, using the reverse side.
I wanted to add some texture using a couple of stencils. The first one I used was Woven stencil from Prima Marketing, and I used Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink to do that. I also used Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Speckles along with Ranger Weathered Wood Distress Ink on that. I also decided I wanted to stamp some of 49 and Markets Pascales Equation image randomly using Ranger Black Archival Ink. Here is what it looks like. I then used the laser cut sheet from the Old School Collection and inked the edges of some of the elements I wanted to use tucking them in behind the layers from my photo mats; I used the photo frames on the photo and cut the smaller one in half inking it and using it as a tucked layer on either side of my photo. I thought it might be a good idea to detail this project with some chipboard and felt maybe the Memory Chipboard with the cogs and clock would be a nice addition.
I cut the clock in half using it on either side of my photo, colored the cog border with a blend of vintage photo and weathered wood distress ink to blend in with my colors, I topped this off with some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Gears for added dimension and detail. I colored the Memory title with vintage photo distress ink and popped this on one of the book layers at the top of the photo mats. I used the laser clock image here too, perfect detail for this masculine page. I think I might actually add some gold wax to this later on. It’s not shown in this photo but in the final image, you can see in the first image, that I wrapped some Jute Cording around my photo layers and just tied in a knot.
I wanted those layers to look like years of report cards behind Elijah’s photo; I used one of the manufacture strips from one of the papers and cut it down to fit the photo mats, it adds a nice detail.
I added in some bubbles for the extra dimension. I hope I have inspired you to think about scrapping those school photos of your little ones ( or even bigger ones) I still have school photos to scrapbook so I really enjoyed putting this together for you!
Until next time,
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