Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Using Pens.

For the latest edition of The Scrapbook Magazine I was asked to look at using American Crafts pens on scrapbook pages, I really enjoyed the challenge as pens weren't something that I would regularly use on a page unless it was for journaling or possibly a bit of doodling.
I found the pens were really good for adding that extra something, on this page I used a pen to colour around the dots on the ribbon, I also drew a border around each of the photos. Pens are great for colouring in chipboard and much less messy than paint, I have coloured in the photo corners on this page.

I really enjoyed doing this one, I chose my photo and then a mixture of about 5 co-ordinating pens. I used a crafters workshop template to create the circles and then just coloured them in. I stamped the butterfly onto a seperate piece of paper, coloured it in, cut it out and fixed it onto the page. To finish the layout I added the title and journaling block, a very simple page!


Jill said...

I quite a agree a very simple and effective layout Rachael and lovely photo as well. Love the speccy one as well!

Ann said...

Hmmm. I'll have to revisit my pens after seeing your layouts. They are lovely. I especially like the frame and butterfly and they do look very effective even if they were easy to do!