Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Very Versatile Vellum

Hello everyone, Jemma here today with my first official DT post!

The *star* of the supplies that I received in my DT package from SJ Crafts really has to be this sheet of starry vellum from Crate Paper's Boys Rule collection. It is just so versatile!

I've already used it to add interest and tone down some brightly coloured stripes on this page:


Which I made for the March Photo Inspiration Challenge ... there's still time to enter and have a chance of a prize too! 

I knew it would also be great to use for a home-made pocket for extra photographs ...

Jimjams - Layout detail - Vellum Pocket - for SJ Crafts

... and for a cute little tag for pulling the photos out of the pocket too.  I couldn't resist using the vellum for another tag tie elsewhere on my page:

Jimjams - layout detail - vellum tag tie - for SJ Crafts

I've squeezed in 10 mini photos (and 4 more in the vellum pocket) but, having trimmed them down a little from the original 3x4, I realised that the cute polaroid frame in the Boys Rule journalling cards pack no longer fitted.  No problem though because I used it as a template to make my own vellum frames:

Jimjams - layout detail - vellum frame - for SJ Crafts

The wonderful thing with a vellum frame is that you can still see the edges of the photo.  The even better thing about making your own frames is that you can have more than one!

Jimjams - Layout - Crazy Characters LHS - for SJ Crafts

That's the left hand side of my double page spread.  Can you spot another use of the starry vellum?

Jimjams - Layout - Crazy Characters RHS - for SJ Crafts

And here's the right hand side.  A busy, busy pair of pages for a character-full few days in Florida in 2004.  Using the pocket also allowed me to hide the two photos containing green costumed creatures as there's no green in the papers I've used (Arcade and Champ):

Jimjams - Layout - Crazy Characters DLO - for SJ Crafts

The addition of wooden elementsstickers and journalling cards added to the business so I had to doodle around the title letters cut from Rad to help them stand out a little more.

I count 5 uses of the vellum ... but my mind is still buzzing with a couple more ... and there's still a small square of my original sheet left, so I'm off to play!

Bye for now, Jemma x

Jemma is one of our newest DT members and she blogs projects full of fabulous ideas at Just Jimjams - please stop by and say hi!

5 comments :

Louise said...

you have given me some ideas for using mine x

Missus Wookie said...

Great uses and a great page :)

Lisa said...

popping over to say hi and congrats to Jemma on her first post and what a wonderful inspiration post it is! I'm a huge fan of vellum and I love all the different ways it's been used here - my fave is the pocket, followed closely by by the frames! I love the fact that you get to tone down or even hide stuff but that it's all still "there" if you get what I mean!

Annie Claxton said...

Wow! so many ideas to play with - I love the frame idea best. Fabulous double layout, lots of fun, love it! :o)

Lesley G said...

Congrats on an amazing first post Jemma :)
I love you vellum ways and as you know that "star" vellum was a favourite of mine too.
Great ideas, great layouts - keep them coming :)