Monday, April 22, 2013

How to extend your photo to make a scene on your scrapbook page

Good morning fellow scrapbookers.  Sharon here.  I am very excited to be posting for the very first time here on Ideas for Scrapbookers!  I want to show you how I made one of my favorite  layouts, very simply, just by extending my photo onto the scrapbook page to create a scene on your page.

I started with the photo that inspired my page. Here is the picture that I wanted to use - it was taken on Easter Sunday in our backyard, and is of our daughter, Anne:

When I looked at the photo, I was struck by how much she has grown in the past few years, and wanted to create a special page to commemorate this.  You can pick any photo that inspires you!

I started with Echo Park "So Happy Together" patterned paper that I had in my stash:

I used this paper because it had a cute scene already started.  I didn't want the (cute) truck in my scene, but I wasn't worried because Anne's picture was going to cover it up.

Next, I decided that I wanted to extend the fence in the background of my photo onto my page.  I did this by cutting up an old piece of Dusty Attic chipboard that I had on hand.  You can use stickers, or whatever you have, or you can even draw your own fence it you want to!

I used the right side of this chipboard piece in the past, and this one was just waiting to be used.  So I cut it up and used the pieces to make my fence.

I had some burlap left-over from other projects, and I pulled it apart to make my "grass."  

Finally, I also had some Donna Salazar patterned paper that looked just like the deck, so I cut it to look like the deck complete my scene.

I added a sticker strip from the "So Happy Together" collection to the bottom of my scene.  I wanted to create flowers there.

and to finish my title and journaling, I used some very old Daisy D's rub-ons that I had from years ago!  I wanted to continue with the "whimsical" feel by used these fun rub-ons!

Next, I put everything together to make this simple and easy layout:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking a peak at my page.  I hope that you can find inspiration to make your own scene!  It's really easy!

Cathy Dippolito
Dolores Schaeffer
Cindy deRosier
Marlene Murphy
Lesley Walker
Gael Spence
Sarah Routledge
Sharon Fritchman
Tanya Ham
Sheila Burns
Pam Callaghan


  1. What a unique idea! I love the "grass" and fence behind your daughter! I never thought of this and will have to try it. Beautiful layout!

  2. This looks wonderful! thanks for sharing!

  3. This page is awesome!!! I love the grass idea as well, gives it such a rustic feel!!! That paper is just fantastic, love how you covered up what you didn't need!


  4. This is so clever! I love the finished look.

  5. OMGoodness!!! HOW CREATIVE!!!! I would've never thought of this! So cool! :)

  6. This is just the most creative thing!! I love it. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!!

  7. what a fabulous idea Sharon! This layout is amazing and Anne is so pretty!

  8. Hi, really awesome and creative ! Thanks for sharing this !!

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