Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happy as Larry | Michelle Stokes

Hello D-lish friends!! I'm back today with a new layout share I made over the weekend at an amazing retreat I attended. Was such a wonderful time, and I even got to meet a few fellow Team members in real life, including our Boss lady Amanda! Didn't get too much creating done though as I spent a lot of time talking or pushing papers around lol and most layouts I needed to add more to once I got home after forgetting certain things when I was packing.

The layout I've chosen to share today was based on my sketch from the July Cyber crop challenge. I really liked the base design of the sketch and it was a perfect way to kickstart my scrapping inspiration over the weekend. 

I scrapped a photo of Leila from a few weeks ago while we were trying to enjoy the school holidays. This poor mumma was struck down with a dreaded head cold/ flu virus that wiped me out the entire 2 weeks off, so Leila spent quite a few days rotating between books, creating in her art book, loads of Screen time and playing with toys. Her favourite pastime is definitely screen time .... mixing it up between Youtube toy reviews, ABC for kids app and her Mathletics school app. Fun times!

Heres another look back at the sketch, which I rotated clockwise for a vertical design. I can't help it, I'm addicted to flipping and rotating sketches!


I ended up spreading out the embellishments to create a diagonal design, and added in an extra cluster of goodness to balance it all out.

Here's a closer look at all the pretty bits n bobs...


I've used most of my favourite embellishments in these clusters, choosing colours that complimented the papers from the Life is Beautiful collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I turned the Bitty Bow clip on its side and slid it onto the photo, then created a cluster to the left using a Little Birdie flower, paper flower, flair button, ombre wordfetti and some of the stunning NEW faceted enamel dots


As always I've added a lace doily within the layers of papers under the photo. I love the soft delicate design they add to a layout. I chose to use a Black & White photo as there were so many colours within it that would clash with the colours I chose to scrap with. I've also tucked in some strips of pattern Journal It cards to the top of the photo (blue & yellow)


To the right of the photo I created a smaller cluster using a gold sequin bow, wordfetti piece, more faceted enamel dots, paper and Little Birdie flowers. 


Along the bottom of the layout I've grouped together some Journal It's (circle & hello my name is card, a strip cut from a yellow speech bubble card Journal It, Happy Day journal It ticket from a mixed pack I've hoarded for so long), more flowers the same as the other clusters, a butterfly Creative Cut and some more faceted enamel dots. Other pieces added into all the clusters are from the ephemera and sticker sets within the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Collection.


Lastly I created a large title using the "Happy" word creative cut (from the Script Words set), and some white Puffy Alphabet stickers. I added the stitching for some detail, but to also ensure they stuck for good. A few lines of typed text journalling and then some splatters of gold ink and the layout was complete. 

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope this has given you some form of inspiration, and please be sure to share yours with us in the Scrap Suite on Facebook.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!







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