Friday, July 06, 2012

Amusement park maps

Raise your hand if collect amusement park maps with the intent of using them in scrapping--and then when you get them home you can't figure out how you want to use them. A really simple thing to do is use them as background patterned paper. Iron out the folding creases and cut to the size you want. If you are concerned about acid free then spray it with archival mist. Use it just as you would patterned paper.
Here's a example of a recent creation:

It took me awhile to do this layout. I kept tripping over how to place my photos to use the map to its best and then just decided to treat it as a background. I had a little fun playing with stamps and paint too! The inspiration came from Sketch N Scrap sketch #10:


8 comments:

Heather Hall said...

Awesome layout! I love you worked it to fit you paper!

Jewels@Joy-n-Jesus said...

that looks great! LOVE IT! Thanks for coming to play!

Kelly said...

Oh what a great idea for the map papers! I love that! Great job with the sketch this week! I love your entries!!! :)

Debbie P said...

Love when you can incorporate maps into a layout! Wonderful job doing so!

Lisa in Texas said...

Awesome idea Crystal! I have been meaning to do this for years! Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us this week at Sketch N Scrap!

Raechelle said...

Your background pp is SO FUN! I love how you adapted the sketch to fit it. A great looking layout, Crystal!

Martine said...

How fun that you used the map as a background! very cool!

Sandy Ang said...

what a great way to incorporate ephemera into your LO!