Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Using Older Supplies / Big Shoes Little Feet

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I'm back with another Using Older Supplies layout & process video.  I decided to dig into my enormous collection of washi tapes for this page.  The longer you scrapbook, the more stuff you accumulate over the years.  I know I'm not alone when I say that I have WAAAAAY too much washi tape! 

I scrapped this "hard to scrap" photo in color because I love it so much.  However, the color combo is difficult.  I would never match pinkish purple with dark green.  So to make it work, I created my own background using coordinating colors of washi.  I just tore strips and layered them in a vertical fashion all the way down the white cardstock.  I went over a lot of the area with white gesso so I could come in with some gelatos and Shimmerz spray inks.  I also did a lot of machine stitching.  I used only Crate Paper die cuts for layers.  I used no patterned paper on this page at all.

Although this looks very detailed and complicated, it was rather easy to create.  The washi does all the work.  I added a few Crate Paper vellum pieces and die cuts from past collections that matched the pinks and greens.  I added tissue paper under my photo as well as a random circle die cut I had lying on my desk.  I added some ink splaaters, including gold Color Shine and some Hazel and Ruby pink sequins.

My only roadblock with this was where to put my journaling.  I just wrote a few lines right on top of washi down at the bottom.  I added a few flair buttons from my stash, and my title is made from stash as well.  I cut "shoes" on my Cameo in the Shoreline font.  The gold glitter Thickers I've had for a while, and the small pink alphas are from Glitz, which isn't even in business anymore I believe.

I love this big green vellum arrow.  It matched perfectly!  I love how the white gesso faded out some of the color and patterns on the tape, but it's still visible.  I love how the pops of gold look...gold stitching is a great way to add pops of shine!

I love the look of mixing and matching alphas for a title.  I used this title because my daughter went through a phase of wanting to wear everyone's big sneakers.  So Santa brought her her own pair of big sneakers, and she wore them to bed one night.  This is how I found her after she had fallen asleep.  It was so precious!  So Big Shoes Little Feet had to be my title :)

Here's one more close-up.  These little embellishments are also from Crate Paper.  I love how the stitching turned out!

Here's my process video if you'd like to check it out!  I really had a great time putting this one together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  


  1. this layout ROCKS!!! love all those little details and the colors.. beautiful job !xx

  2. Absolutley stunning! All that washi! Wow!!