Library Load - Finnabair Creative Team

Good evening! A few days ago it was my time to post on Finnabair's blog with my monthly project. It's still quite unbelievable to see something of mine in there! And talking about something unbelievable although I'm not attending CHA some of my works are! You can see some cards and a canvas I made in this Instagram picture. I also sent in some other cards, layouts and ATCs. 

But back to the Finnabair Creative Team creation! As I consider myself most of all a scrapbooker I thought to do something surprising and do an actual scrapbooking layout this month! Yes, I'm trying to be funny but I actually noticed that all my previous projects have been something else than a layout so I must do one!

The topic of the page ("Library Load") dates way back although I used a relatively recent photo of myself in there. When I was a kid, I absolutely devoured books. At best I read a novel from start to finish in one go, during an afternoon, after school. Every single time I visited library, I was guided to lend just a few books. And every single time I was almost crushed underneath my backpack filled with books and a few volumes under my arm as well. It seemed I never learn that lesson. So even though it has been a while since I was a school girl and went to the library after school, I wanted to document that habit to tell something about myself to my two daughters. I wonder if one or both of them will take after their mom and carry loads of books home.

I chose a lace patterned paper from Sunrise Sunset collection as the background because of the homey feel and the light colors. The paper has the charm of the days gone by and it also gives a nice light background for the layers to be added. The lacey background also inspired me to add two types of laces on the top layers as well. The other one is paper lace cut from a patterned paper and layered behind the photo. The placement of the second one is the same but the material is very different. It's a handmade little doily found at my grandfather's house. 

I kept the color scheme to blues and greens - one of my favorite color palettes - to match the green hues in the scrapbooking paper. I used two different stencils on the background and also added some stamping in there. If you want to see how the layout came into being, please watch the video I made!

Sorry about the bad lighting in the video! I enjoy winter and snow tremendously, but I'm very grateful and happy that the spring is nearing so there's going to be more light around! 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Materials used:

Materials: Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, Ranger, American Crafts, Sodalicious


  1. Beautiful layout Rikka! The background looks fantastic and your photo is very pretty! Thanks for sharing the story and thanks for sharing your creative process!

  2. Une très jolie page et merci beaucoup pour la vidéo très bien expliquée.


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