Sep 24, 2013
Scrapbook layout | Writing on photo & layered sketch
(A video on how I made this layout will be posted soon on my You Tube channel: MADEbyEJP)
Today I was able to finally get back into scrapbooking. It has been a while for me - I don't know what was getting in the way. But needless to say, I'm glad I'm able to finally get some of these pictures into my albums.
I was inspired by the Two Peas In a Bucket in the mood to scrap: handwriting on a photo prompt. This was something new for me. I have never written directly on a photo before. I have stamped and laid stickers atop a photo, but never wrote on one. Plus, I really liked the sample that Kristina made. She was brave and used paint too - but I stuck to just using a pen. Check out the Two Peas Website if you haven't already, for the video and photo of her layout.
I practiced with the different pens I had on an extra photo with the same finish. It turns out that the pen I have from the Smash book worked the best. It was a bit thicker but turned out well and it did not smear. My only regret is that I could not write straight! That is what is bugging me on my layout - but it is what it is.
On the October Afternoon blog, they had a sketch posted. Check it out here: October Afternoon Blog Post with Sketch. I followed this sketch quite closely. I liked the layers and the layout worked with my two 4 x 6 photos. I kept the colors soft and I like the pop of orange and red.
I hope you like my layout and the inspiration pieces that helped me get back into my scrapbooking groove. Try writing on a photo - it might be scary at first, but it's a great look and I think I will be doing it more often.