Posted by katarria
When I saw this line, I knew I had to have it! Basic Grey is one of my favorite scrap companies, but this time they have totally outdone themselves with the Porcelain line! I had taken some newborn photos for a friend, and was planning to scrap a few of them as a gift. My first project was a wall-hanging, using connected chipboard pieces from a mini album by Little Yellow Bicycle.
1. I used my crop-o-dile to add extra holes so that I could attach the pieces with ribbon.
2. I traced the pieces onto coordinating pieces of patterned paper and glued them with wet adhesive. To avoid wrinkles, I used my bone folder to press out any extra glue.
3. Once the paper was adhered, I inked the edges using a chalk ink by ColorBox. Basic Grey papers lend themselves well to extra distressing since the papers themselves are always distressed.
4. I matted my photos with patterned paper, and added photo transparency frames to protect the photos from fingerprints.
5. Finally, I embellished the frames with stickers, chipboard, buttons, and flowers.
I loved the black and white newborn photos with this line, so I chose to do a layout with one of my favorite photos from the shoot. There is nothing sweeter than a newborn!
For months now I had been holding onto these photos of the night Phil proposed. I had left my camera at school and so these were taken with an old point & shoot that we propped in our entertainment center. Even though the quality is less than desired, the moment itself was priceless, and I wanted to scrap them with something elegant and pretty! I chose to use the greens within the Porcelain line to coordinate with our living room walls and the Christmas tree. For the journaling, I asked Phil to describe his side and then I described my side as well. That way, when our kids look back on this moment in our lives, they can see how both of us felt. Again, I chose to ink the edges of my photo mats, and distressed the edges of the large piece of patterned paper using an edge-distressing tool.
Since these papers are so elegant, I knew I wanted to use them on a layout about my friend Erin’s wedding. Years ago, I had gone on a double date with the married couple to a drive-in movie theater where we saw the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, making this the perfect title for my layout! I used a chalk ink by ColorBox to distress the papers, and then made a glitter border to dress things up a little.
Lastly, I had a lot of scraps leftover and used them for a gift box & bag. I got the idea from Jess’s recent crop class, and LOVE how these turned out!
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