Good morning all!
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend crop event and that you were able to cross a few lovely things off your wish list with the 4th Quarter sale!! I was blown away by all your gorgeous layouts, but I didn’t get to comment much at all. We’ve had a bit of a crisis here – let’s just say we had a flooding incident which Claire says was “NOT MA FAULT”. We have agreed to disagree about that **sigh** Queue insurance assessor visits and a huge purge of “stuff” in anticipation of having to pack everything up to have the floor replaced. Oh well, I’ve been needing to declutter for a long time!
Feeling a bit short on mojo lately, I was trawling through my gallery hoping to be inspired by something I’d done before that I liked when I came across this layout from 2017
Yes! Katie’s Ledger Journalers! These are great for making a space for your journaling – but I love to use them as the foundation element for a page. For this layout I used the “Memorable” journaler from the Ledger Journalers brushes and Stamps No.4 pack that had just been released.
I combined the journaler with a leafy brush from the Meriam Ridge Brushes set and changed the blending mode to overlay to get the stamped look on the textured background paper.
Katie released three more packs of these in 2017:
and a new pack in 2019!
I decided to have a bit of a play with these in the hope of inspiring you today.
For this layout, I used the “So Sweet” journaler from the latest pack. Again, I combined it with a brush. This time I used a brush from Vintage Storybook Brushes and Stamps No.2.
I turned the journaler on its side to accommodate the two little photos I wanted to use, and used some judicious erasing of the journaler to make it appear as one clean unit.
For this next page, I went back to the No. 4 pack to use the “Right Here” journaler. This time I combined the brush with a banner cut from patterned paper. Lots of “groups of three” happening here. The banner duplicated and split to create a group of three. Three green buttons. Three groups of tiny elements (Check out your favourite alphabets – the ‘dots’ on question marks and exclamation points make great sprinkling elements). The journaler can be lengthened if necessary to suit your photo/banner etc by duplicating the layer and using your arrow keys to shift it along until it’s the right length. Then just erase the parts you don’t need and merge the two layers. Notice that I DID actually use part of the journaler for the date on this one!
For my last example, I have cut and erased to combine the “This is Us” and the “Adore You” Journalers to create a “This is You” title for my page. I’ve increased the size this time to almost the width of the page and also lengthened the journaler quite a lot to make space for some lovely elements. I’ve used one of those gorgeous Vintage Blendable Palettes to fill the bottom of the journaler – and look! I actually put some journaling in there too!!
I hope you will be inspired to play along this month – and if you’re quick you can pick up one or two packs of these while the sale is still on! IT ENDS TOMORROW!!
I’ll be adding my recent layouts, with complete product lists, to the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery and I hope to see your layout there too!
Don’t forget to add your 100% DD layouts to the November Challenges Sign-in Thread in the forum to earn store rewards!
I hope to see you in the gallery soon – if I’m not buried in packing!!!!