Hand drawn patterns on your scrapbook pages

Hi Everyone,

A couple of weeks ago I created a page about how colour filled our winters are and some of my family’s favourite things about winter.  For this page, I created a few different hand drawn pattern ideas for the Get It Scrapped blog article about Creating hand drawn patterns.

I created a rain drop effect by directly drawing oval/tear shapes onto the top section of my layout using coloured pencils, then adding just a little bit of water with a precision water brush.  I also drew some different patterns  – swirls, flowers and stars using the water colour pencils, adding water, then pen in some sections when it was dry.  By using small pieces of paper you can experiment without worrying about ruining your page.  I then made sure to position the papers to create a balance in colour with my photos.  If you want to see ideas for creating hand draw patterns onto your pages, including the directly to the back ground see the blog article here and also this page of Wilna Furnstenburg’s on the Get It Scrapped blog too.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Supplies: Cardstock – Artee; Patterned Paper – Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny; Alphas: American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Teresa Collins; Mistable: Studio Calico; Brad: Simple Stories; Chipboard: Simple Stories; Pencils: Faber Castell; Pen: Artline.


As Blind as a Bat …

Hi everyone,

I don’t know if your family is like mine, but I am always the one that they ask if they are looking for something, and most of the time I know where it is or I can quickly find it!  Sometimes I joke with one of them that they are as blind as a bat, so this metaphor was a good fit for documenting this part of our life. Over on the Get It Scrapped blog there is an article about using known phrases as metaphors for your scrapbook pages

I used the metaphor as the title of the page, rendering it with a mix of alpha styles and colors to add emphasis and grab attention to the start of the title.  I used a large bat motif and then close up black and white photographs of my children’s eyes to contrast with the poor vision associated with bats.  The colorful background and the stencil also add contrast visually and also metaphorically as bats are usually in the dark but my children live in lots of colors.

I created the background using a mix of colours of distress paints, slightly blending as I added each colour.  I used a Eye chart stencil to add layers and interest behind the photo strips and black card.  I sponged over the stencils using a mix of the colours used for the background.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Cardstock: Artee, Bazzill; Paints: Tim Holtz Distress Paints; Alphas: Bo Bunny, Simple Stories; Sticker: Simple Stories; Stencil – Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Eye Chart; Stamp: Hero Arts; Ink: Archival; Waterproof Pen: Pilot; Diecut: Cricut; Chipboard: October Afternoon