Sunday 12 October 2014

Project Life Layout { with Hot Picks and Eclectica³ Sara Naumann Stamps by Emma Godfrey}

Hello everyone. Emma here. I'm back again, this time with a Project Life inspired layout. I love the whole idea of this kind of scrapbooking in divided page protectors, but often have trouble finding vintage style cards, as most printed cards are just too modern and bright.   So my solution is ... make your own! 

I cut a sheet of Chatsworth paper into 4" strips (I chose the beige circle patterned paper as I wanted a contrast to all the straight lines of the buildings in my photos).  I then cut the top strip into two 4"x6" pieces, the middle strip into four 3"x4" pieces, and the bottom strip into two 4"x6" pieces.   I rounded the corners with a corner rounder punch to get the traditional Project Life look.

I stamped randomly all over the cards, firstly with MN95 (bricks) without using an acrylic block, with a Versafine Smokey Gray inkpad, and then with the splodge stamp from ESN09 (with a block) with an Archival Jet Black inkpad. 


I rotated the splodge stamp each time I stamped it, and also overlapped the brick stamp, whilst leaving some blank areas.   I then wiped a small amount of Fresco Finish Nougat over each card to slightly knock back the stamping and patterned paper. Dry with a heat gun, and then stamp the carte postale and postmark stamps from ESN05 with Archival Coffee inkpad.


On another sheet of Chatsworth (I chose one of the green papers with the white script) stamp MN87 (film strip), MN80 (camera), HP1102 (pointing hand), ENS05 (phrases and script), Ink and The Dog W2 (alphabet - used for title) with Archival Jet Black inkpad.  



 I wasn't sure what I was going to use, so I stamped more than I needed. I punched out the letters with a circle punch. I then realised that the month and year would be too big punched out as well, so I decided to stamp these directly onto one of my cards instead. I also used a larger circle punch to punch out circles from the stamped script blocks. Everything else was cut out.  

I inked the edges of all the shapes, circles and cards using an Archival Coffee inkpad and a piece of Cut'n'Dry Foam.  I then positioned my elements on the cards and stuck them down. All that was left to do was my journaling (in the film strip squares) and slot my photos and cards into the page protectors.

You could of course easily adapt this idea to 12"x12" scrapbooking pages by just making the cards and photos slightly smaller and sticking them directly to a background sheet.
Hope this has inspired you. 

Thanks Emma from all at PaperArtsy, this is a wonderful introduction to Project Life Scrapbooking. A whole 12 x 12 layout can seem daunting, but these bite sized pieces look so much easier and more fun to put together. 

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Oct 1st 2014 and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014


Julie Lee said...

A very interesting, vintage looking project. I don't do scrap-booking myself but this looks fun and I love how you used Sara's stamps. Julie Ann

Helen said...

What a fabulous page! Love all the separate little pieces, and they work together so well.

Craftyfield said...

So pleased to see some scrapbooking over here! I love the SN sets (and many other PA stamps)to customise my papers. Haven't tried Project Life but I like that pages display several photos, unlike a lot of the (beautiful and arty but not altogether practical on the storage front)layouts in magazines.

ionabunny said...

Love the chatsworth on chatsworth. Very cool. Hugz

PaperArtsy said...

Brilliant Em!! Great to see this fab LO and some pics from your holiday!!

massofhair said...

Very nice project :-) xxx

craftimamma said...

I never know what to do with those pocket type pages so this is very inspirational. Love the vintage look of it all.

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

Great idea, they look fab.

Kezzy said...

Wow really beautiful pages, I don't do project life but this is truly gorgeous and in a lovely vintage style. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx