Good morning! Erin here today to share with you some of the fabulous new releases from Scrap FX. It’s all about birthdays this month, with plenty of birthday-themed chippies for your enjoyment . When I started out on this page, I actually forgot about the birthday idea as I was excited to scrap this great photo of my son Wyatt, taken earlier that day. We’d had a really great day together and I guess I was just “in the mood”- and got so caught up that I plain forgot that my project was to be a birthday one! But- never to be discouraged, I decided to look for “other” ways in which you can use themed chipboard. So that is what I’m going to walk you through today…
“Smile, It’s Your Day”
Let’s take a look at the individual pieces:
For my title, I decided to use the “Smile- It’s Your Day” piece, as obviously it can be used to highlight not only a birthday page, but an every day or otherwise “special” day page. This day was special for Wyatt- and for me, and I wanted him to have something to remember this day by. To get the texture on this piece, I first brushed on a coat of gesso, then dabbed on some texture paste before lightly dabbing on some brown distress ink. Finally, I adhered it with some foam adhesive.
Above my title you can see the little camera chippie. This is from the “Photography Pack“. I simply dabbed on some gray ink and ran some gesso along the edges to grunge it up a bit.
I’m especially fond of my creative little banner . What I used to put it together are actually little party hats from the “Party Embellishment Pack“. I just turned them upside down, rubbed on some gesso, and went to decorating them. Probably never would have guessed they were party hats, huh?
I thought that the little “Slide Frames” were just so sweet- and I’m always looking for that something extra to add to my clusters. So just roughly ran some gesso along the edges and slid it up under one of my layers before tucking in some flowers with it.
I’ve included some hidden journaling on this tag from the “Tags, mixed red” pack. I love that the color perfectly coordinated with my color scheme, and just by adding some gesso and a bit of lace, I had the perfect accessory to tuck behind my photo.
So there you have it, folks! Thanks for stopping by the blog today and having a look. Take care of yourself and I will be back soon ,