Saturday Scraplift: Scrap the Rainbow

Rainbow pages in the gallery always catch my eye, so it’s no wonder I was drawn to this creative page by Erin (Ernie88). The combination of the diagonal strips of solid and patterned papers and the brushwork is the perfect complement to the cute photo of her son sporting his birthday balloon hat. Two of my fellow Creative Team members joined me in lifting Erin’s fun page. Take a look at how she inspired us.

Erin’s page:

I adore the story Lynn (grandma lynnie) tells on her page: the sign bearing her name will soon hang outside the classroom of a new Mrs. Weber. I love how her perfectly chosen elements evoke the classroom feel: alphabet and number ribbons, a ruler, a pencil, books; and the strong lines of Lynn’s page highlight her photo of the new family member.

Credits: Curated Team Scrapbook Mix No. 07; Book Bag Days Back-to-School Scrapbook Element Pack; Apple Bites Kit; Notebook Edge Frames No. 02; Edge Overlays No. 03

Trace (tracermajig) used strong diagonal strips of patterned paper in rainbow hues to draw the eye to a sweet photo of her son Lincoln and his daddy. The resulting spaces at the top and bottom of the page allow plenty of room for her journaling and title work. Her technique of mixing elements for the title is a favorite of mine, and the touches of black work so well.

Credits: Batty Mini Mix Paper Pack; Black Out Alphabet No. 01; Cardstock Tabs No. 03; Clear Thru Alphabet No. 09; Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 14; Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 20; Done for You Shape Paths No. 03; Done with Doilies Layered Templates No. 01; Edge Overlays No. 07; Essential Vellums Paper Pack No. 02; Krafty Guys Paper Pack; Layer Works No. 004; Malene Add-on Paper Pack; Malene Scrapbook Kit; Messy Stitched Borders: White No. 03; Red, Black and Crème Kit; School Rules Flairs; Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 10

I scrapped a photo of my grandson with his other grandparents at his school’s Grandparents’ Day a couple of years ago. By using the rainbow-colored banner strips at the top and bottom, I created a space for my photo, title, and journaling between them. Then I lifted Erin’s idea of embellishing the strips with buttons and brushwork.

Credits: Malene Solids Paper Pack; Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 03; Messy Stamped Trims Brushes and Stamps; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05; DoodleDo Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01; DoodleDo Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 02A; Banner Masks No. 01; December Stories Element Pack; Enchanted Easter Element Pack; Jungle Stories Element Pack; Brilliant Love Element Pack; Juiced Mini Kit; Be Buttoned: Harvest; Hot Floral Mini Kit; Capped: Rainbow; DoodleDo Frames No. 09 Brushes and Stamps; So Fine Element Pack; Color My Love Element Pack; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Just Linens Rosalene Paper Pack; Just Linens Paper Pack No. 23; Just Linens Paper Pack No. 44; Just Linens Paper Pack No. 56: Eskas; Just Linens Paper Pack No. 65; Just Linens Paper Pack No. 73; Waipahu Kit

There are all sorts of inspiration in Erin’s page, and I know you’re going to have fun lifting it. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge gallery as well as in the May Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Get your rainbow on, and happy scrapping!

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