Aloha, Clear Scraps Friends! It's Maureen (Mo) with you today, sharing a little bit of the islands with you. Hawaii has to be the most beautiful place to take pictures, and even more fun if you scrapbook! I have an 8" by 8" scrapbook layout for you today that is clean and simple. Knowing this photo of my husband and I had a lot of color and dynamics, I wanted my layout to bring out the beauty of the picture with a simple color scheme.
I'm working with the Hibiscus Border Stencil on this layout...this flower is such an iconic part of Hawaii, it needed to be a part of my page. I also have hibiscus plants in my backyard, so you might call me a bit of a fan!
I took a really simple approach by tracing the hibiscus on to an ombre-colored piece of card stock, cut to a 7" by 7" piece. I'm using a thin, black gel pen for this.
Next, I took an 8" by 8" piece of black card stock, and once again traced flowers with the Hibiscus Border Stencil. This time, I've taped it off the edge of the page, just slightly. This will give it a layered look later. I'm using a white gel pen for this piece.
To assemble the page, I've taken the ombre-colored page and set it off slightly to the right, then secured with adhesive tape. The photo is matted on black card stock, and attached to the upper corner of the ombre paper.
My flowers needed a really subtle focal point, so I'm also using the Wedding Sequins from Clear Scraps, which are a perfect black and white color combo. I like the matte colors of these, and took a tweezers with some clear glue to secure them to the middle of the hibiscus flowers.
For my title, I searched my Cricut library and found a sketched pen-drawn title with "aloha" in the phrase. I think the pen drawings give this an older, more natural feel to the page. I used the same ombre paper again for the title. After cutting this out, I attached it to the bottom of my page with foam tape for a 3D effect.
What other types of sketch-style projects could you create with the Clear Scraps stencils? I think the possibilities are endless! A big "Mahalo" for joining me today - until next time!
Other supplies: Watercolor paper, black card stock, foam tape, Tombow clear glue, black and white gel pens, Cricut library (Aloha keyword)