Pocket Scrapping with a Sketch

As I mentioned in my New Year New Goals post, my Word of The Month for January is Scrapping and I’ve been catching up on my pocket scrapping.  One of the pages I had to do only had one photo, and when I saw the BoBunny January Sketch I knew this would be perfect with this picture, using BoBunny Gabrielle and BoBunny Double Dot.

1501 January 2015 Sketch Challenge

For the base I used Almond Double Dot, layering Gabrielle Dot paper and Gabrielle Stripe paper in rectangles, then cutting a large circle (tracing a dinner plate!) out of Gabrielle Dot paper – I mounted this using foam tape, giving some extra dimension to the layout.  The strips in the sketch are represented by the lace, and the small rectangles by the small punched circles.  Everything has had the edge distressed and inked.  I cut the title using Coffee Double Dot, printed the journaling onto Almond Double Dot, and matted it with Coffee Double Dot.

1501D BoBunny Sketch

To print your journaling onto cardstock or paper that matches your layout:

  • Measure the space and create a text box in Microsoft Word or Publisher
  • Type your journaling into the box, adjusting font type and size
  • Print out on plain paper
  • Stick your patterned paper or cardstock over the printing with masking tape at the top – make sure your printing won’t be on the masking tape!
  • Return to the printer and reprint
  • Trim your journaling to the right size for your layout

Once the layout was at this stage, I measured, marked and carefully cut into the right sizes for the pocket page I was using – while I was creating the layout, I kept in mind where the cuts were going to be, making sure I didn’t cut my face into four or anything silly!

I placed each piece into its corresponding slot, then I added my bulky texture.  I created flowers by punching two circles of paper, screwing them up in my hand, flattening out and inking, then layering and securing with an off-centre brad.  I like to stick texture to the outside of my pocket pages – makes it easier to slip the cards in (4” x 3” pockets have a lot less wriggle room than 12” x 12”!), so I stuck my flowers to the outside along with glass cabochons to help represent the bubbles!

I’m really pleased with how it turned out, and will definitely keep this in mind should I have any more pages with only one or two photos.

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