Celebrating Family . . . with Sharon!

by Sharon Fritchman

Hi everyone!  Scrap FX is celebrating “family” this month!!   I would like to share a page that I made using this photo of my daughter and me:

I LOVE this photo! It’s special to me because it was photographed in 1999 at the first school function that I attended with my daughter,Katie – her Halloween party.  She went was 5 years old at the time and dressed at Peter Pan.  This is the reason why I make scrapbook pages – to preserve these precious memories!

Onto my page . . . I don’t think that I told you, but have had a serious problem with my mojo lately, so I decided to get some inspiration from a scrapbooking sketch blog, The Nifty Pixel.  They have amazing sketches and I picked this one:

Here’s my creative process:

I started by picking some gorgeous Scrap FX chipboard pieces and embellishing them with white embossing powder, orange pearls, and gold glitter.  These are the pieces that I used:

Heart beat borders:

Happy and Memories:

Family word set:

Scribble Heart – large:

Rustic Love:

I made my background by cutting the patterned paper and arranging the pieces, according to the sketch:

I embellished my background using texture paste and this awesome Scrap FX stencil:

Grunge stencil:

I adhered my banner pieces and used some die cuts from my stash to make the flourishes.

Next I made the number 5 because Katie was 5 years old in the photo!  I used this Scrap FX stamp and heat embossed the image of “5” with black and gold glitter embossing powder.

Numbers crunch stamp:

I cut out the circular “5” and adhered it to the photo with a pop dot.

The part I enjoy most about making my layouts is gluing all of the embellished chipboard pieces onto my page! I like to use “Art Glitter” designer adhesive because it dries clear.

In addition, I added some flowers and leaves from my stash.

I typed my journaling on cream colored card stock and cut it into journaling strips.

I made sure everything was to my liking, glued everything down, then added some white paint splats.

Here is another look at my completed page:

And some close-ups:

My goal in making this blog post is to show you that it’s fun (and easy!) to make a scrapbook page when you use a sketch as your inspiration, even when you have “scrappers block!”

And, of course,  when you have beautiful Scrap FX products like their chipboard pieces, stamp, and stencil that I used here, your work is a breeze!!

Thank you for visiting the Scrap FX blog and my blog post!  I will see you again at the end of the month.

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