How to Make a Scrapbook Layout in Monochrome Browns.

by Ginny Hickmott

Step by step tutorial to create this layout, a DT creation for Let's Get Sketchy challenge site. More details and full product list on my blog at


  • Prima Ledger 12x12 paper pad
  • Prima Princess A4 pad.
  • Prima Flowers
  • BoBunny Double Dot Jewels Mocha
  • Pink Paislee Fetching Petals 00170
  • Dusty Attic splats stencil
  • Pan Pastel Burnt Sienna
  • Ranger Archival ink Coffee
  • Crafters Companion Die'sire stamp
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain
  • Tim Holtz washi tape
  • Viva Inka Gold Old Gold
  • Americana Decor crackle medium
  • Kaisercraft Acrylic paint Raw Umber
  • Folk Art Acrylic paint Real Brown
  • Tando Creative Minis Music
  • Southern Ridge Trading Co. Star
  • Straws x2
  • Stapler
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Choosing a 12x12 paper from the Ledger pad, cut out an area fro the centre to use later.

    Step 2

    Choosing a 2nd paper from the 12x12 ledger pad, trim off 1cm around the paper, distress and ink with Walnut Stain. Layer on top of the 1st paper.

    Step 3

    Now for some prep work. Choose some chipboards pieces.

    Step 4

    The star was painted with the Kaisercraft paint and the music with the Folk Art paint. Dry.

    Step 5

    When dry cover the star with the crackle medium. Leave to dry.

    Step 6

    Rub the Inka gold over the Music chipboard.

    Step 7

    For the layers I used the piece saved from the base 12x12 paper, 2 pieces from a Princess paper, some corrugated card, and the trims. All distressed and inked with Walnut Stain.

    Step 8

    Now I started layering the pieces behind my photo. I used a stapler to join the pieces together.

    Step 9

    Build it up with the different textures and colouring.

    Step 10

    The star I cut up so I could add a piece on both sides of my photo.

    Step 11

    The bigger piece I added on the right hand side slipping it under one of my layers.

    Step 12

    Deciding where the main photo/layers is going to go on your background paper, work out where you want the splats to fit behind them. With a sponge applicator rub the pan pastel through the stencil.

    Step 13

    So you end up with something like this.

    Step 14

    Now adhere the main feature to the background paper and add the other piece of the star to the left hand side. Add torn strips of washi tape over the layout.

    Step 15

    Add the stamp quote using Archival ink Coffee.

    Step 16

    Now for the rest of the embellishments, layer up the chippy with layers of petal flowers. A close up on each side follows.

    Step 17

    The right hand side I layered the petal flowers up around the focal button flower. Then poked the straws in the top of the cluster and the music chippie into the sides, all overlapping the photo.

    Step 18

    On the left hand side make a smaller cluster with some petal flowers, poke the straws in the bottom of the cluster and the remaining music chippie into the top.

    Step 19

    To finish the flowers petals I used a variety of pearls and crystals to add to the centres of the flowers..........

    Step 20

    ........Like this...

    Step 21

    And that's it! This layout was a Design Team layout created for Let's Get Sketchy challenge site. Challenge - May 15th. More details at