Sunday, February 7, 2016

Using Scraps

No secret - I love patterned paper - and I hate to throw even small pieces away.  They are great for making cards, for layering and for my occasional foray into pocket pages. And sometimes its fun to challenge myself to pull a layout together from just scraps - other than the layout base, no cutting into new papers allowed.

The first sketch of the month at Stuck?! was perfect for a "scrap only" layout.  It used several papers and showed three photos.  Since I rarely use three photos on a layout, some of those photos provided opportunities for adding more scraps.

I started with the paper scraps I had left from my January Citrus Twist kits.  Then I went to my scrap baskets to find some other papers to add - using the heart paper as a guide, I chose a piece of red and a piece of navy left from other projects.  From there it was just a matter of using the sketch as a a guide and pushing the scraps around until I layered them in a way that appealed to me.

Because there is so much going on with all the patterned papers, I needed to keep the embellishments pretty simple.And you can never go wrong with hearts and arrows, right?

Do you through your scraps away or hoard them?  How do you store them?  I'm planning a Workplace Wednesday post that focuses on storing scraps but I'd love to hear your ideas.  You know organizing supplies is almost as much fun as using them.

Have a great Superbowl Sunday!


  1. I love how you dug and used up some of your scrap stash. Great mix of papers for a fabulous layout! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

  2. Very nice. I too love to use scraps especially on cards.

  3. Such a fabulous take on the sketch and I so love those papers! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  4. Hearts and arrows work for me! Lovely page - Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches Hugs Sarah x x

  5. What a gorgeous version of the sketch, love the layers you have created. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!