Picture Props Layout

I created this layout for a Crate Paper challenge called ‘Love Red’. My page was featured as a runner-up on their round-up post HERE!
The colour red has been sneaking back into scrapbook collections more and more, and I love how it really stands out on my projects!
Picture Props: 

Picture Props - a Crate Paper Layout by Jennifer Grace
I used the cork-board Storyteller ‘Archives’ paper as the background, so that the photos and items look like an eclectic mix of bits and pieces, all pinned together. I framed the cork-board paper by layering it onto white cardstock, and then onto some red & cream patterned paper (Fourteen ‘Connection) – this defines the edge of my page, but because the red is patterned it doesn’t dominate the rest of the layout.
I had fun using some doily bunting, and a moustache, from the DIY Shop collection pack, to make a focal area for my title:
You can just about see in the next picture that I stuck the photos and tags down flat at one end – the end they were ‘pinned’ or ‘taped’ at, and then used 3D foam dots at the opposite end, to enhance the effect that they’d been quickly attached to a cork-board:
I made the polaroid frames myself from white cardstock, adding some gold and grey mist droplets at one bottom corner, and a heart snipped from the Fourteen tag-cuts sheet at the other corner:
You can also just about see some white crepe paper dots. I’m using crepe paper on all my layouts about my 30th Birthday, to bring them all together. I just punched these ones with an ordinary hole punch – they add a subtle detail to the background.
I love this page because the whole feel of it reminds me of the crazy fun me and my sister were having, grabbing random bits and putting them together for a silly costume photo! And the bold touches of red are perfect. Have you used the colour red on any projects lately?
Bye for now, x
  • Super fun layout! I love the cork paper in the background. 🙂

    March 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm
  • What a FUN layout!! I love the cork background and all the bits and bobs you added!!

    March 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  • This is adorable! I love the corkboard feel to it!

    March 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm
  • This layout brought a smile to my face! So cute.

    March 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm
  • senoritaml

    I really like how you framed the cork paper with red. Very inspiring.

    March 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm
  • senoritaml

    I really like how you framed the cork paper with red. Very inspiring.

    March 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm
  • Oh this rocksI so love itGreat job

    March 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm
  • well done on your appearance over at Crate. A gorgeous layout it is too and the pop of red looks good with those “mad” photos x

    March 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm
  • Love it, such fun complements the photos perfectly. I’d love to see a tutorial of how your pages come together and how you make the design decisions!

    March 7, 2013 at 3:34 pm
  • I love all the embellishments to catch the eye…..and the doily bunting is fab.

    March 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  • Love the corkboard theme you’ve used.

    March 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm
  • What a fun layout, and it looks exactly like a bulletin board would.

    March 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm
  • The corkboard PP is really effective!Alison xx

    March 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm
  • I also like how this is arranged to look like a bulletin board would…so cute!

    March 8, 2013 at 1:43 am
  • Oh I like this – the combination of cork and red plus your fun design really makes it all pop.

    March 8, 2013 at 11:37 am
  • This is fabulous, Jennifer – really clever 🙂

    March 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm
  • Great page. Love the cork background and notice board look.

    March 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm
  • That cork board effect is great – such a fun layout!

    March 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm
  • LOL! What a fun layout. I had a “cork board” piece of patterned paper that I used once and still really like the layout.Rinda

    March 10, 2013 at 1:46 am

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