Sunday, 3 February 2013

JAI Scrapbooking #14: Just Add Lace and Ephemera


How did the first week of back to school go? Did you find it hard getting back in to the early rising routine? I sure did! I am enjoying the quiet days at home where I get to have a little play after the day's chores are done.

So on to this month's Just Add Ink Scrapbooking Challenge! This month Kim had the idea to Just Add Lace, and I had the idea to Just Add Ephemera. We've combined them into the one challenge.  Now when I suggested Ephemera to the team it was because it's a pretty sounding word and I knew that it had something to do with scrapping. I didn't really know what it was though! So I looked it up and discovered it's something you add to a layout that most people would probably throw away! Things like old buttons, keys, hatpins, tickets, nails, watch faces, chain,... you get the idea.

When I was thinking about my layout I decided to do a vintage style layout as to me it suited the challenge of lace and ephemera.  The new Tea For Two DSP was the perfect choice for the basis of my layout. I used my new Stampin' Distress Tool to rough the edges of the paper before sponging it to really complete the vintage, aged look. I also used my Colour Spritzer to add some age to the paper.

This lace and button are from the Artisan Embellishment Kit. It's a lovely delicate lace, and perfect for a little feature inside the torn and rolled edge. I used Linen Thread throughout my layout in combination with the buttons and lace.

This time I layered a Vintage Faceted Button with the larger metallic button from the Artisan Kit. I adhered them to a Tea Lace Paper Doily. The doily was a little too white for my layout and so to soften the colour I dragged a sponge with Crumb Cake ink over the top to alter the colour. I was very pleased with the effect.

This rose trinket was a gift from my JAI Secret Santa, and I thought it was a lovely addition to the layout. There are roses featured throughout the DSP, so it fit nicely.  I tied it to the knot in the Artisan Kit Lace Ribbon using some more Linen Thread.

Finally, another Vintage Faceted Button tied with Linen Thread to finish off the layout.

I hope you have been inspired to play along with us this month at Just Add Ink Scrapbooking Challenges, I'd love to see how you interpret the theme!

Bye for now,



  1. Gorgeous Tina! Beautiful use of the new DSP, it's ever so pretty and works beautifully with the cute little dress you are wearing. Love your details too! xxx

  2. I love all your gorgeous finishing touches.

  3. Love this page Tina, it makes me look at this DSP very differently, now it's a must have!! Just a stunning LO!


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