Well, here are two easy but elegant scrapbook layouts that I did for the May Design Team Challenges over at In Love With Stamping.
They were both done as part of the not-so-limited limited supply challenge. I say that because while we were limited in what we could use, there was still loads of flexibility to create so much variation in the challenge samples. You really should check out the DT Gallery.
This first scrapbook page is a 12x12, and done with a Kraft base, and brocade blue, very vanilla cardstock and some of the wonderful Bella Blue DSP. Love this paper pack, one of my favourites.
Very simple to do, just tore strips of paper for the top (hint: save on paper by only doing skinny strips of the blue and white, they do not have to be full width!) and cut two photo mats to put some 4x6 photos on. This is another page for my wedding album. I am trying to get it done. We are coming up on our 5 year wedding anniversary, and I still have not finished our wedding album. Have done many others in those 5 years for family and friends, but still working on ours.
Anyway, the greeting and roses along the bottom are stamped in versamark, then I used some cream embossing powder that had some gold glitter in it, and heat set it. Once the embossing powder was set, I took my versamark pen and coloured in the roses to give them a bit of depth. See - there is a great use for the versamark pen!
My next layout is a 6x6 one, and uses the Vintage Vogue stamp set. Again, a Kraft CS base, with a very vanilla mat, and again the Bella Blue DSP with some Not Quite Navy cardtock as well. I stamped the Friend stamp onto some very vanilla CS and cut it out, with the word friend separate. For the large flower from the set, I inked it up with not quite navy ink, and stamped off onto some scrap paper, then rolled the edges of the flower again in not quite navy ink to give it a graduated two-tone effect. This technique is called rock'n'roll.
I finished it off with a blue rhinestone brad in the centre of the flowers. Again, a very quick and simple layout to do, but I like quick and simple, or easily elegant as I call them!