Friday, May 6, 2016

{I}NSD - The Fabulous Forgers' Fantastic Favourites - Leslie's finishing off


Isn't it FAB to have an entire global weekend dedicated to scrapbooking?!?

When I thought of kicking off the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog's {I}NSD posts,
I wanted to give you something useful that has been a real "save" for me.

You know those pages that you finish & then step back for a look, 
or take a photograph to post & then realize it doesn't look quite done?

Kind of like getting a stack of photos printed 
but they don't really shine until they are framed.
Let's apply that principle to our pages!

The easiest thing to try is a simple thin solid-colored border.
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Turn it up a notch with patterned paper.
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Now try going a little wider (and bolder, in this case!)
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A simple stitched border, chosen as much to support
the textile theme as to finish off the page.
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A tiny strip of paper serves the same purpose
but also puts the brakes on the busy background.
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Get the same effect with narrow washi tape.
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Or go bold & gold washi!
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 A soft floral on top of patterned paper takes
advantage of the translucency of washi tape.
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Even a strip of washi top & bottom starts & stops your eye.
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A simple doodled border - even your 
journaling would be great there, too.
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I would be willing to bet that if you review your scrappy Pinterest 
boards you will notice this principle in use in many of your faves.

Isn't it grand that we are all meeting up in cyberspace
to celebrate this wonderfully creative pursuit called scrapbooking?

Join us again at 8:00 PM MST for another 
Fabulous Forger's Fantastic Favourite!

Thanks for stopping by!

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If you’ve been inspired to create by any of our “Fabulous Forgers’ Fantastic Favourites”, we’d LOVE to hear from you over on our Link-up page.

Of course, you could also use this inspiration to join in with our member blog hop later in the month. You can find out how to be part of the hop on this help page or at the bottom of our regular challenges.

So be sure to let us know you're following along and how you're using up your kit this month.

2 comments:

  1. A lot of inspiration there. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I agree that "framing" a page really adds the perfect finishing touch. Loved looking through all your samples. The "10 Things I Adore" page is one of my all-time favorites of yours - perfection!

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