Sunday, 21 March 2010

Making a layout with plain card

That was Shimelle's fourth prompt.........and very difficult for me......I love patterned paper.....and virtually always use it on layouts.
But I do have a big box of plain cardstock scraps.......I use them for cards.......and layering photos on layouts.
So decided to go very bright for this one.......and added some texture to some of the card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder........and to some with punched mini circles........just couldn't leave it plain!!!!
I quite like the finished effect....but don't think I'll be giving up the patterned paper just yet!!!!

18 comments:

Jane said...

lovely and bright, looks a fun layout.

Cheryl said...

Lovely Jacky x

debs14 said...

I seem to be the only person NOT to have done this prompt!
Yours is lovely and colourful and so appropriate for a children's page.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your take on this - in fact, I think it may be my favorite of your Shimelle layouts. The polka dots are a perfect compliment to the squares, I think. And how cool to essentially use a variation of one of the pp ideas for this one!
Rinda

humel said...

Jacky, I *love* this! With all the texture and punchies it looks like it IS patterned :-) Bright and beautiful! x

pinky said...

This is sooo brilliant Jacky, it stands out just so beautifully, echoing the happiness of the pictures. Well done you.
pinky

miscanthuscrafts said...

those vibrant colours look great!

Elizabeth said...

I like the colors very much, and also the punches.

Sian said...

Those gorgeous bright colours really have a party atmosphere! I'm a big patterned paper fan too; but I love what you've done with the plain scraps

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is fabulous. Love it. Lauren x

Cheri said...

But it LOOKS like patterned paper! :)

debby4000 said...

I love how you've used the embossing and the punch, gives the cardstock character. Brillaint layout.
luv
Debby

CoventryAnn said...

Great colours for a birthday LO, love the embossing!

Deb said...

Hi Jacky ~ Thanks for stopping by my blog. :o) I LOVE the embossed cardstock on your page! So cute and it adds great texture to the fun colors! ~ Deb

Heather said...

thats a fantastic layout Jacky & well suited for a birthday page :)

SarahLP said...

Great idea to Cuttlebug your little card scraps.. I have that embossing folder, I can see me using that idea! Lovely LO, bright and cheerful!

furrypig said...

that is such a simple idea but has created a really striking affect great use of bold primary colurs too that really work.

Dora said...

Very bright and colourful, love it. Yes, me too love pattered papers, can't give them up he he :)