Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Scrapbook layout inspiration - Basil my Guinea Pig

I have had a scrapbook album for many years now but have only made a few pages to go in it.  I recently came across Jot Magazine via Pinterest – it’s a new free online magazine on paper crafting and scrapbooking, and it inspired me to get my scrapbook out again!
My album is A3, a bit of an unusual shape with A3, A4 and B4 sized sleeves.  I think if I was to buy an album again I would use a more standard 12 inch or 8 inch square one, but I need to finish this one before I start thinking of doing another!
I made this page on my guinea pig, called Basil – I have so many cute photos of him and wanted to create a memory page of all the things he does :)

2013July22 Basil scrapbook page layout 1
These are the materials I used (several of them are available from my craft supplies shop):
2013July22 Basil scrapbook page layout 2
I used the round corner punch on the three main photos before mounting them on cream card.  The letters for Basil’s name were all cut by hand.

2013July22 Basil scrapbook page layout 3Before I glued anything down I carefully laid everything out to see how it would look.  I drew a faint pencil line for where I wanted the baker’s twine to be, which I then went over with PVA glue to stick the twine down.

2013July22 Basil scrapbook page layout 4I love these tiny spotty buttons!  They’re the perfect size for putting in the centre of a punched paper daisy.

I really enjoyed doing this page and won’t be leaving it so long before doing another.  I think the hardest part for me is trying to decide exactly what to do – there are so many choices!  Do you do scrapbooking?  If you’ve blogged about your own layouts I would love to see them – please leave a link in the comments below! :)

1 comment:

  1. Scrap book making is indeed fun. My nieces and I loves doing this activity every weekend. Basil is cute by the way.