Tutorial: Creating a Scrapbook Layout with Brimfield with Anna-Maria Wolniak

Today's tutorial is based on a huge photo mixed with the small ones again, but this time I placed both of them on a 12x12 surface.

Step by step, I will show you how I created a traditional layout using two different sizes of photos.

First of all, I printed my large picture on a printer and chose papers and embellishments from the Brimfield Scrapbook main kit that suited the palette from the photograph. I chose a pale blue/white stripe background paper and stuck a large photo on it.

Secondly, I covered a piece of background using white gesso (I planned to create a wide watercolour area, but finally I didn't do that, so if you don't have any watercolour plans there you can skip this step; you don’t need a gesso protection if you only want to make few splashes).

My next step was to cut the shape of Europe from the 'Flowery World Map' exclusive patterned paper and combine it with a small photo (rectangle one).

And now the party begins! My favourite part - combining layers! I grabbed an old label tag (you can use any tag you have at home, or use a printable one), cut a white star from transparent exclusive and stuck all these things at the bottom of the background.

I also made a few splashes using mist directly from the bottle (you can make splashes first before you stick the photo with embellishments if you are afraid of splashing).

Now it's time to embellish the basic composition. I was using my favourite, big copper alpha and other exclusive supplies from the Brimfield main kit.

At the end of my work, I took a Jasmine's roller stamp (which I truly adore) and made some final touches with black ink.

I hope you enjoyed these steps! I hope it can help not only those of you who are new in the scrapbooking world but also those of you who would just like to create a simple layout with a big photo which will suit to your 12x12 album. If you have any questions, please ask me in the comments below this post.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Brimfield Scrapbook kit, white gesso, Color Theory Inky Black ink pad

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  1. carolinet says…

    This is gorgeous - love how it seem he's looking up at the words/journaling :)

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  3. scrappyleigh says…

    Wow! Stunning huge photo-and what a lovely layout!! Love it !

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  4. maricelaziz says…

    Wow! I love it!!!

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