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Last Days of Summer – Very Quick Scrapbook Page

Speed Scrapping! Do you think it’s something we do just as a challenge or fun? Some Scrapbookers maybe, but the reason I speed scrap mainly is to actually get a layout finished in this day and age!

Last Days of Summer by SundayL- Scrapbook page

The days of being able to spend multiple hours on a layout have not returned yet and my scrapbooking is sporadic to say the least.

Still I AM getting better, I am getting more organised and can now put my hand on potential pages more quickly. By that I mean I have sorted and printed a selection of photographs with a layout in mind. When I get around to it I will put some bits and pieces together and make myself some more kits!
Anyway, I digress… this is a page I managed to make in about an hour or so, whilst my daughter made her own version! So the speed scrapping was really to achieve a finished layout in the time is takes my daughter to ‘get bored’ with the task at hand! lol

I’ve included six 6×4″ pictures which I ‘edged’ with white acrylic paint rather than trying to sand the edges.  My reasoning for that is that it’s quicker and less messy!  And more than that, if you have your photographs printed at a kiosk, ie not home printing, there is something about the coating on the paper they use which doesn’t sand very well.  It’s much harder work to get through to the white and do it softly, so I use acrylic paint, has the similar edge result of softening the edges of the photographs.

Last Days of Summer Scrapbook page close up by SundayL

I hand cut the bracket shape, a technique I have shown you before.  I did actually sand the edges of that one! I made use of some alphabet stamps and some sticky alphas for the title.  And I always like to ‘lift’ something on a layout, soI put the title on shallow adhesive pads.  The bunting effect is merey created with triangles of patterned paper, inked edges and slightly layered to infer they are hanging on something without actually putting up a line for them to hang on.  Something which I have gone to the trouble to do on another layout.

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