Saturday, September 26, 2009

Make your own patterned paper

I don't know if you all heard...one of my all time favorite scrapbook manufacturer is going out of business-SCENIC ROUTE!!
How can this happen? Scenic Route is pure awesomeness!

Anyways... they are having a liquidation sale now. I have already done my share of shopping there.If you like Scenic Route...hurry over to http://www.scenicroutepaper.com. When the stuff is gone...it's gone forever:(




Have you ever been to a blog hop?
They have one over at http://itsallaboutmechallenge.blogspot.com/ with lots of different challenge blogs participating.
 I had no idea there was so many challenge blogs out there. So much inspiration! Join the fun for lots of prizes to win. The blog hop is going on for a week.




Here's a layout I just finished. I used some yummy June Bug from Basic Grey.
The paper you see behind the photo, the one with red roses...I made that myself...






Oh well, it wasn't so hard really. It's actually fabric from my curtains here in my scrap room.






I just took the fabric and put it in the scanner. I adjusted the colors a bit in Photoshop, but that's not necessary. If you don't have a scanner you can just use a copy machine. Be sure to use a heavier paper and not some flimsy printer paper.
 Imagine if you had a 12 x 12 printer you could start mass producing unique patterned paper.
I wish:)
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7 comments:

Nicole said...

What a gorgeous LO!! I LOVE the way you altered the colors in the photo! I am so sad about SR, too!! Such a sad, sad day in our scrappy world!!

Lovin' Life said...

So sad about SR, but I will go check out the sale, tfs!

Awesome LO.....great idea with the pp!!!

Pia said...

beautiful layout

ScrappyLin said...

Another beautiful LO, Helen. I love what you did with the photo and the fact that you made your own paper--it is beautiful and works perfectly with the other June Bug papers and flowers.

mustangkayla said...

What a stunning layout! I can't wait to see what you have in store!

Nina said...

Helen, such a lovely lo. love how you did the photo with the eyes just blue! love when people do that. I should do that more often, think I have only did that once! but lovely, and I cannot believe that about sr! Wow, I love their stuff too, I would have never have guessed! Love that material in your scraproom as well, so nice and cheery and lovely. great idea to copy the material and another wonderful idea to make matching things for your room!! awe... so inspiring.. and I can hardly wait to see what you have up your sleve for your blog, something super creative I am just sure!! another contest? "O)

KellyG said...

Love that lo! Awesome idea with scanning the fabric, you are SO creative! Love that you share all your great ideas with us!!