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Monday, 20 May 2013

Out of the Album

Hello there from Pooh bear, goodness, that rhymes, I must be a poohet!!! I'm here today to show you how to bring your scrapping out of the album and into a frame, where it can be viewed and enjoyed on a daily basis. It always seems such a shame that, once created, album pages are often placed in a cupboard, only to be viewed on special occasions.

We love to scrapbook our favourite places, one of which is Magpie Mine, a disused mine surrounded by beautiful countryside in The Peak District. As soon as we saw this place we fell in love with it, and didn't want to leave, so we took a photo, determined to bring some of that beauty back home with us. Of course, having taken the photo, we really didn't want it hidden away unappreciated in an album, so we decided we needed a frame for it.

I bought a 12 x 12 flat photo frame from The Range, but any picture or photo frame would work. I took the backing from the frame and primed it with acrylic paint, Mmm, tastes good.

Next I decided to show off my amazing balancing skills on the side of the table, just because I could, and I like to throw in a random photo or two!

Once I'd fallen off the table I carried on creating. First I sprayed Dylusions pure sunshine through a sun shaped mask, which I had cut on our trusty Cricut.

I decided that although my frame was flat, I could still give my page a little depth, so I cut some gutter guard to use on it.

I took a piece of patterned paper from a kit, and cut various flowers and leaves from it. I know the technical term is fussy cutting, but my paws really weren't that fussy where they cut!

After spraying and blending blue and green mists onto my page, I began to create my picture. I added distress inks in random places through masks to add extra interest and depth to the background, then I adhered gutter guard with a glue gun, and hid the gluey blobs with flower embellishments.

I cut my title in various Cricut fonts.

Then punched, or should that be stomped, some butterflies from our lovely Martha Stewart double punch.

Finally, my page was finished, and I love it

I reframed my picture. and hung it in pride of place, now we can see our perfect place whenever we want to. If you have a favourite photo that you don't want to close into an album, why don't you try this technique? Any size picture frame works, as long as it's bigger than your photo, and leaves room for a little embellishing. You can even repurpose an old unwanted picture by taking it out of the frame and adding your own creation.

With love from the bears


  1. So many fantastic techniques and ideas here, Pooh (I know what you mean about stamping two-footed on the punches sometimes!!)... and a fabulous finished layout! Great work!
    Alison xx

  2. A perfect Lo for Pooh Bear. :)


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