I am on a mission to use up all of the left-over embellishments, paper scraps, etc. that I have left over from other projects. I have 9 large moving boxes of just "left-overs" from other layouts. Sigh, that is way too much scrap stuff laying in boxes!
For this Zoo theme scrapbook layout I was determined to use ONLY scraps of paper and embellishments that I had leftover from other projects and overall, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.
I used a piece of tan colored cardstock for my background and then had 2 scraps of giraffe print paper that I pieced together and ran down the left side of the page. I covered up the "seam" by using leftover paw print ribbons which I ran down vertically alone the one edge and it covers up the horizontal theme. Great way to use up the scrap paper and the scrap ribbons all in one shot!
I made my own decorator block for embellishments by using a scrap piece of beige paper, dark olive green paper and matted both onto the dark brown cardstock. I did use brown ink around all of the edges to add some dimension to it. I then used my leftover cardstock layered sticker embellishments on that block which are: a Lion, A Tigers (arrow) and a Elephants (arrow). I think it turned out cute.
Underneath the photo on the bottom right I placed a cardstock sticker that says "Don't Feed the Animals" and a Bears (arrow) cardstock sticker is layered to the right. I did this because hubby was pretending he was feeding the grand daughter to the stuffed bear at the zoo.
I did a little journaling in my own handwriting underneath the one photo just to save time and space. Overall, I am pretty pleased with how it worked out since I was using nothing but scrap supplies that I had on hand. Is it the cutest layout ever? Heck no, but it's pretty good for being made from scraps!