Saturday Scraplift: Blends and Borders

I have been gazing at this gorgeous page by CT member Trace all week. There is so much to love here: the beautiful pastel colors, the sweet page border with messy stitching, the softly blended watery succulents and of course Trace still finds space for her story.

Trace’s page:


Brenda (bbe) loved the way the Watery Succulents spread out across Trace’s page. She scrapped a page with a stunning Autumn photo her son took when he was out jogging. She cleverly adapted the Watery Succulents to suit her photo by using it as a mask to which she clipped Painted Leaves No. 03. Brenda created a subtle page border using an element from Blendable Layers No. 51 and added a poem by by James S. Tippett to complete her gorgeous page.


Full Credits: Far Away FairyLand Paper Pack, Blendable Layers No. 49, Blendable Layers No. 51, Finally Fall Brushes and Stamps, Fall Journal Labels No. 01, Fall Mix Clusters No. 01, Vintage Photo Frames No. 38, Watery Foliage No. 07, Watery Succulents edited and recolored and Painted Leaves No. 03 for recoloring watery succulents

Kim (KimR+) never ceases to amaze with her pages and this striking black and white halloween page is no exception! The joke (in case you can’t read it) is “Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with!”

Kim added starbursts and paint splatters to ground her photo cluster on the page.


Credits: Bold and Graphic Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Boxing Sentiments Halloween Brushes and Stamps, Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 07, Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01, October Essentials Paper Pack No. 01, October Essentials Solids Paper Pack No. 01, Red, Black and Creme Kit, Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, and Creepy Blendable Layers No 1 (coming soon).


I loved everything about Trace’s page and could have quite happily made an exact copy of it and added some pictures of succulents I have in my garden. Instead I scrapped these photos from the centenary of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day celebrations – commemorating the landing on Gallipoli in the First World War – that have been waiting in my “to scrap pile”! Red poppies symbolise the First World War and I was delighted to find some poppy blendables which were perfect for my photos.

My credits: Blendable Layers No. 16, Messy Stitched Borders: White No. 01, Poppy Fields Add-On Paper Pack, Poppy Fields Element Pack, Poppy Fields Paper Pack and Poppy Fields Solids Paper Pack

So how does Trace’s page inspire YOU? Lift the whole page or pick out the inspiration that works with your photos and helps you tell your story. I can’t wait to see where it takes you. Don’t forget to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the October Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum.

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