Set the Scene

As creative types, we're all about setting the scene for just about every occasion. Why not take that scene setting creativity to your scrapbook pages? Creating a background scene adds meaning and interest to your layouts. Here, three designers show us creative ways to set the scene.


Scene: Exterior, Sunny Skies

Make your focal photo shine by framing it with hand-drawn, paper-pieced accents. Don't be afraid to go big with your paper piecing, like Cindy Tobey did on her page.


Taking Flight by Cindy Tobey

Taking Flight by Cindy Tobey. As seen in Creating Keepsakes, February 2011, page 54.



Paper Piecing Tip

Look for patterned papers that tie in with your theme.


Scene: Exterior, Home Sweet Home

Capture memories of home by creating a scene of your house and yard. Take a cue from Kim Watson: use a circle punch to dress a hand-cut tree trunk with foliage and flower punches for pretty blooms.


How You See Us by Kim Watson

How You See Us by Kim Watson. As see in Creating Keepsakes, February 2011, page 54.



Accent Tip

Kim hand cut the clothes on her clothesline, but you can easily create your own using stickers or die cuts.


Scene: Exterior/Interior, Café

Create the look of a quaint little café by adding a paper-pieced awning along the top of your page. Jana Morton's cute awning not only adds to her theme but helps to frame her page and balance her strip of photos.



Reading Cafe by Jana Morton

Reading Café by Jana Morton. As seen in Creating Keepsakes, February 2011, page 58.



Create an Awning



And look for more inspiring ideas for creating great backgrounds for your next layout in the Set the Scene article in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


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