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zooie
« on: December 28, 2005 01:26:28 PM »

Instead of using digital backgrounds and frills or stuff from scrapbooking kits, why not draw your own backgrounds? 



Above are details from three pages from a photo album I'm putting together.  I searched google images for ornate picture frames and wallpapers from the seventies that I could copy.  Even if you don't have artistic talent this is easy to do so long as you stick to designs that are geometric and repeating, like I did.  Just draw a grid onto your page with pencil, and erase it once you've drawn your wallpaper!  I used acid-free sketch paper, black felt-tip pen to draw the picture frames, and crayola markers for the wallpaper.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005 10:11:02 PM »

I have actually done a lot of my own back grounds!   Grin  When I first started scrapbooking I knew nothing about hte whole big scrapbooking world and was just trying to be creative with my sons first baby album.  I'll have to dig it out and post some pictures sometime!    Cheesy  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005 08:35:34 AM »

I love your backgrounds...so cute!!  If you save them as png files at 300dpi then you could put a downloadable kit together for others to use!!  Really must get more stuff ready for the downloads section....your pics have inspired me to get on with them again, lol!

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2005 08:37:36 AM »

...I just had a great idea spinoff from your post!!  I am gonna get my son to draw me some small icon sized objects...that i can photoshop into different borders  ...will post them up when done. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006 02:07:37 PM »

The backgrounds are brilliant!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2006 07:16:04 PM »

wow! cute idea! i love it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2006 09:17:24 AM »

Those are so adorable! I'll have to use them in my own photobook, so much cheaper than buying los of papers.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2006 06:11:44 PM »

Ingenious! Nice work!
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2006 05:20:24 AM »

I am new to scrapbooking, one of the few crafts I haven't tried.  I love the idea of drawing your own backgrounds!! Shocked  Will have to try this and will post if it looks okay Cheesy
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