Thursday 20 January 2022

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! January Blog Hop - Decorative Borders

Just a lil sneak peak...

 Welcome to January Blog Hop,  
Each month
one of our Design Team picks a Theme to challenge our creativity.
We’d love it if you join us each month! We usually hop the 3rd Thurs of the Month.
Sherry Roth picked this month's theme of Decorative Borders.

 I can only imagine that Sherry's Scrapbook design will be something AMAZING
as she's very creative with her style.
We have quite a full line up for this hop with 12 of us hoping this month.
Cannot wait to see all the designs from the talented ladies.

 So mine started out this morning with just using the Heart & Home Suite
using the doiley's as my border design...
Then I decided it needed some more elements to create a decorative border.
Adding a strip of DSP of the wood pallet design from the matching papers
BUT I felt like it still needed something else so I added 2 strips
cut from the Memories & More Cards and Envelopes.
Then I added some of the beautiful matching Denim ribbon to the layers...
    Once again looking at my border design I felt like it was lacking a lil lil something.
So I cut up some more doiley's to the already created border.
Finally I was happy with my border design.

So then come the designing of the rest of the layout...
Sticking with this suite I chose to stamp the largest image from
Blessings of Home Cling Stamp. 
The florals on this stamp are just devine!!!
Wanting to add just a bit of colour to this layout on the flowers
I used the Soft Pastels Assortment with versamark and the different colours from the palette.
None of these colours from the  are in the background colour of Misty Moonlight
BUT they added just what I wanted.

How you lay down your colour on your Basic Gray image.
Using a dauber you firstly add versamark to the dauber and dab that on the part
of the flower that you want to colour a specific colour...
As the versamark dries quickly you need to work in small sections
and add the colour from the soft pastels (which I just scrap with a metal ruler)
onto my silicon mat in different areas.


Here is one of our talented Creative Design Team member using pastels
Check out this video from Sharni Haines she shows you how she used the pastels.

I also wanted to add some dimension to the centre bloom of the floral cluster.
So I stamped out 3 more centre petals, coloured with the Night of Navy
and pollen centre with Daffodil Delight pastel cut that away.

Creasing and folding the petals to give the flower some more dimension
the adding Mini Stampin Dimensionals to give that lift.
Then I added the pollen centre of the flower with some more dimensionals.

Adding to the decorative border theme, I cut the centre out of
one of the cards from the Memories and More pack...
This became my frame for my photo and the inside of it
became my journalling block.


Using another Memories and More cards for the title,
I simply just cut the word away from the card and added another flowers

I do hope that this inspires you to try this technique in one of your future projects.
Not really sure what the technique called.

Up next is Delys Cram with her layout, I am wondering what Delys has used for this theme.
No matter what she does, it is always AWESOME!!!

 Thanks for joining me and the team.
Please leave me a lil bit of loving in the form of a comment
Have a Great Day, hopefully it involves scrapbooking.
Cheers Shaz


  1. OH this is sooooo pretty - love the colours choices you have and they work perfectly with your photos! And what a stunning and elegant border for your page - love love love. So many gorgeous details!!

    1. Thank you so very much Julia <3 Yes it wasn't what I had pictured in my mind BUT I LOVE it so much <3 YES lots of layers and details <3 Cheers Shaz

  2. I love, love, love the layered doilies and all the little additions! I’ll definitely be incorporating this on a future layout. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a lovely romantic layout! Blossoms and lace perfectly combined

  4. Such a creative use of the doilies. I really like how this turned out. All the colored florals add to the entire beauty of the layout. Really beautiful job!

  5. This page is Stunning Sharon!!!You have worked your magic. How beautiful do those flowers look? Your use of doilies is so inventive and really effective (they look like bells at a glance) and the colours all work so well together. I love that photo of you guys too x


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