Outfit to Scrapbook: Casual Glamour

This week I’m pleased to have Kara Haupt, of I Just Might Explode, with me for a new Outfit to Scrapbook feature. She selected this sophisticated, bohemian outfit from Street Peeper as inspiration, and we both set out to translate the look into scrapbook/art journal pages. Check out our floral, glittery creations below, and if you join in on the fun, be sure to send the link to your blog post/gallery in the comments section!

Kara drew from the Summery feeling of the Street Peeper ensemble with a bright yellow translucent background and cheerful imagery from magazine clippings and photographs. The florals and sequins are a very literal translation of the outfit, and add an extra pop of playfulness to her art journal page.

To capture the shimmery, summery look of the outfit in my own project, I painted a grid of circles with Mod Podge and doused them with glitter for a shimmery background. I added strips of floral paper to tie in with the patterned trousers and selected wood letters to accentuate the casual, natural beauty of the blonde sporting the Street Peeper look. Lastly, I added a couple of rows of sequins to the scrapbook page to tie in with the sequins in the outfit.

Outfit to Scrabook: Fancy Country Girl


It’s time to bring back one of my favorite blog features! It’s been way too long since I’ve scrapbooked or done much creatively just for kicks and giggles. When I saw the femininely disheveled look of this outfit from Vanessa Jackman’s streetstyle fashion blog, I thought it would be great inspiration for a scrapbook page. Here we go again!

To mimic the disheveled appearance of the outfit, I hand made a lot of details, by painting elements I had hand cut out of white cardstock. As a backdrop for my photos, I simply peeled the back off of a flap from a USPS flatrate box. Piercing the white journaling spots with a hole punch was a way to translate the pierced leather cowboy boots into another scrapbooking element. Stitching, paint splatters, and jagged lace create a backdrop similar to the pretty vintage dress from the photo.

With a lot of leftover materials and a little bit of paint, the transformation from outfit to scrapbook page was simple, easy, and fun! 2012_06_13d

Outfit to Scrapbook: 90’s Flower Child


Sometimes I wish I could turn my scrapbooking supplies into outfit materials. But since that’s impossible, this amazing outfit was top on my list to turn into a scrapbook page. Check out those ’90s trousers and that amazing shirt! To start out my page, I painted white cardstock with some paint I mixed up to match the peachy-pink of the shirt’s stripes.



Next, I added black stamping to tie in the black elements of the outfit. Since the color picture I used matched the colors of the girl’s trousers, I only used a bit of floral paper. Lighter floral on the top, and darker floral on the bottom. The kraft paper frame and buttons tied in the last elements I wanted to use from the outfit. Next step? Find some amazing pants just like hers!



Materials: Bazzil cardstock | foam stamps | Jenni Bowlin patterned paper | buttons |ink pad | acrylic paints
Outfit: Fashionist