Rebecca Birch – Captured – Large Camera cut file

Hello friends! Rebecca here, and this time I am sharing a layout using the ‘Large camera’ downloadable cut file (pre-cut available here).

This file really leapt out at me when I was choosing what to work with. Cameras are one of my most used images in my scrapping, because I love how versatile they are and this cut file is no exception.

 I have reams of ideas for this file, but my favourite idea was to “stuff” the camera with flowers almost as if it were a decorative table centrepiece. I think soft pretty flowers really contrast well with mechanical, functional items like this. 

I went straight for the Unforgettable collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios. It’s full of beautiful pretty floral images, but it also happens to have some camera icons in the collection too, so I just knew this would work brilliantly with my camera cut file. 

I resized the camera ever so slightly to make it a little smaller, & my scan n cut machine cut the file perfectly. Once cut, I backed the camera with coordinating papers. I added some shading & detail to some areas of the camera using several shades of grey Arteza watercolour pens. I also added some Glossy Accents to the camera lens to give a reflective look similar to a real camera lens. 

On my wood effect background paper, I lightly marked out where my camera would be going, & added a soft haze of blended out white gouache paint around the camera & some white, pink & light green splatters. When this was dry, I added foam adhesive pads to the back of the camera to add dimension & added to my page.

I then added the floral ephemera & tried to make it look like the flowers were bursting out from the camera in an arrangement.

Initially I was unsure of using the black ‘Captured’ title phrase that comes with the Unforgettable collection as there was no other black on the page, but after I’d chosen my photos (which I printed in small strips to mimic film strips) I realised there was actually some black in the photo & I felt this helped the title to settle into the page a bit better. 

After this, the page was almost finished & I just added in a sentiment under the title & some thread bundles. I absolutely loved working with this camera file, & have so many more ideas for it! If you’d like to see my instagram account, my handle is @scrap_paper_uk and I still have one more project to share with you as guest designer, so I’ll be back soon! Til then, bye everyone!

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