That's me layout for BELLA BLVD

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hey scrappy people, 

it's me and today I'm sharing a new fun rainbow layout. 

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The assignment for this week, was to use as many Florence Alpha stickers as possible. :) I really thought a loooong time about this and couldn't really come up with something I liked... haha! :) But then I finally had an idea that I thought could work... I wanted to list all the things I liked and use as many colors of the rainbow as I could.

So to start, I wanted to have a rainbow background. I used watercolors with a lot of water and put down color after color, letting it flow in different directions and letting the next color mix and blend with the previous one. After I had all the colors, I dried them with my heat gun. Then I went back and did some platters of the same colors on top. I dried it again and topped it with white splatters.

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I used my stitching machine to create a messy white line and give me a base to put my words on. I used a lot of the Florence Alpha stickers and wrote down a few of the things I love the most. 

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Then I chose my photo and backed it with some white paper, some vellum and some patterned papers that matched with the colors on the background. I adhered it with foam tape. Then I went through my embellishments and chose some chipboard and ephemera flowers. I placed them on my layout, trying to find the best placement. 

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Before adhering my flowers, I wanted to create my title. I wanted to write "That's me" but after placing the "me" down, I couldn't find the right way to incorporate the words "that's"...! I tried writing it on pink paper and cutting it out, I tried some Florence stickers, I tried some bold hand-cut letters... but nothing seemed to work. So I just decided to leave it that way... :) 

I adhered the title using foam squares and then adhered all the flowers, some flat to the paper and some using foam to create dimension. I also used some tangled thread behind the red flowers and put enamel dots in their centers.

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Then I added some white chipboard hearts and used some watercolor to paint the title and hearts. I LOVE the look that gives. :)
To finish, I wanted to have more abstract leaves around the flowers. So I took some vellum and traced some strands with leaves with a black pen and a pencil. I cut them out and added them around the flowers. Some more splatters and I was done! :)

I hope you are inspired to create a rainbow layout with the Florence Alpha stickers. You really need to have them in EVERY color, they are so pretty and easy to use! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you soon!


You make me happy layout for BELLA BLVD

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Hey friends, 
today I'm sharing a layout that is inspired by the BELLA BLVD May mood board :)

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I really love this month's mood board, here it is...


What I reeeaaallly love on this mood board, is the middle square on the bottom. I'm just in love with the colors, the brush strokes, the way the colors mix and the little details in white and gold. So I really wanted to make a fun, artsy background for my page and I also wanted to include some flowers.
I started with my background. I chose my colors, trying to recreate the color scheme from the mood board. There's no rule to making such a background. I just used my colors, one after the other, painting some strokes of each color and making them blend in some places. At the end, I added the white parts and also some white and black splatters.

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I let my background dry and chose a Bella Blvd cutfile in the Silhouette store. I chose this cute cat and cut it out from a gray patterned paper, since my cat is gray. :) 

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Then I also created three flowers by hand-cutting flower shapes from 3 different patterned papers. I adhered them together, starting with the bigger flower and going smaller. For the center of the flower, I created some wonky-shaped circles in black. I used black to balance the black in the photo and the black splatters. The picture I used, is one of my cat. I printed it in black and white, since I had already enough color going on in the background. I matted it on two different patterned papers.

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I laid down all my elements to see how I wanted everything to look like and then I went into my embellishments and chose some pieces that matched. I used some ephemera circles in different colors and I used some puffy stars in two shades of pink. Then I adhered everything on my background, glueing some things directly to the paper and using some foam squares to adhere other pieces. 

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To finish, I created my title. I chose the word "Happy" from a cardstock sticker sheet. The letters were pink but I wanted something that really popped off the page and I also wanted to come back with more black. So I painted the letters with black ink. To complete the title, I used some black Florence Alpha stickers. 
I had so much fun creating this layout and I really like how it turned out. :)

I hope you are inspired to create an artsy background. Just choose a color scheme and brush on some paint. It's very easy and it looks so cool. Also... have you checked out the new Bella Blvd cutfiles?? Soooo cute!!! :)

Thank you for stopping by and see you very soon!

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