Hi everyone....just popping in to share my layouts & a few details on my 5th article for Scrapbooking Memories as Creative Team Member :)
The theme for this issue was Techniques, so I decided to do my my
article on punched border techniques......
My first layout is this one....
"Pennsylvania Log Cabin"
It showcases a few different techniques - partially punching around the outer edges of the page & also using strips of punched borders at different angles (in this case, in the form of an off centred cross).
I've used a few different border punches & have layered them together in under
my photo & paper layers.
I always try to include some chipboard on my layouts, and for me it's none other than 2Crafty - layered in amongst my cluster
This was a little cottage called the "Pennsylvania Cottage" in the Ulster & American Folk Park in Omagh Co. Tyrone - a very fascinating & informative tourist park.
For this page I've featured a whole LOT of punched border strips for my background.
I used a variety of border punches as well as a variety of papers from the same collection and have simply layered them across the page, with a few layers of lace in the mix, just to break it all up a bit :)
I also inked & lightly distressed the edges to help lift the layers up off the page so that they didn't look too flat.
I also created a punched border rosette that was featured as a step x step, including hand shots....and lookie there, another piece of 2Crafty chipboard :)
Glendalough is an amazing 6th centure Monastic site in Co. Wicklow, not far out of Dublin.
How all these amazing stone structures are still standing today is amazing & a credit to the engineering & building techniques of the time, as well as the Irish Heritage authorities for keeping these sites in such fantastic condition.
And that is all from me this time, I hope you have enjoyed reading about my article :)
Until next time....Keep calm & scrap on! lol xx