Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lots of Layers of Happy

You're probably here because of the Club Scrap Color Me Happy Blog hop. Thanks for stopping by after visiting with Pam!

It's been hectic month for a number of reasons, so I needed something quick and easy, but I also wanted it to be fabulous. I turned to my typical source of emergency inspiration and found a layout I'd pinned long ago. Here's my Color Me Happy version . . .


The background paper was made with the Dragonfly Masking Stencil, Gelatos and water on Yupo paper. Simply color across the paper with the gelatos, mist heavily with water and blend the colors. Place the stencil on top of the wet color and give it a slight scoot. Remove the stencil, and it will take the color with it. 



Clean between each impression of the stencil. Crop to 10.5" square, mat with White, and center onto a 12x12 Green Plain. The "0" center of the CS® 3x14" Grid Ruler makes this step easy and precise!



Trim one 8.5x11 Quad Print (from Club Stamp) vertically at 5 and 3.5". Trim each 3.5x11 horizontally at 8.25, 5.5 and 2.75" to create a total of eight 2.75x3.5" rectangles. Arrange across the page until satisfied with the pattern variation.


Trim a Blue mat for each rectangle to 2-7/8x3-5/8". Select a feature photo and mat with Blue, White and Brown. Fine-tune the arrangement and adhere the rectangles. Trim excess from the left and right edges of the page.


Finish the layout with a few colorful Enamel Dots, a stamped image (Paradise Jumbo UM), and a butterfly charm.



I'm typically not a one-photo-on-a-12x12-layout sort of gal, but I'm very pleased with how this page turned out!



Your next stop is with Roni. Don't miss her Color Me Happy inspiration!

Tricia

18 comments:

  1. What a great page, Tricia. love the background and the border with all the blocks. You had some fine inspiration.

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  2. Absolutely LOVE this page Tricia. So well balanced and the blue mats make the whole layout pop.

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  3. Beautiful lo! I LOVE the mix of papers and how the background you created makes the colors just pop!

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  4. Gosh Tricia, this layout is amazing! Love this layout design and I too love getting Pinspired! Always gets my creative juices flowing! This could be framed. :)

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  5. what an awesome sketch you have created for your fun layout! Love it!!!
    hugs
    Cheryl

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  6. I really love how you used the dragonfly stencil and then blended different colors over it. So pretty!

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  7. Your dragonfly on yupo looks like a reflection! GORGEOUS! This is on my "must try" list!

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  8. love the background and layout

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  9. So vibrant!!! Thank you for the gelato background on the typo paper. Gotta try that. Beautiful page!

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  10. These colors make me think of a warm Summer day spent flying kites, swimming at the pond and a nice picnic to share with friends and family!! Beautiful job! TFS!

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  11. I love how this page turned out! (So glad I can look at it IRL, too!) I'm totally inspired!

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  12. You're the queen of Yupo! Love love love the dragonfly stencil.

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  13. Too Cool! Love it! Thanks, Denise

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  14. I loooove that background!!! Awesome page!!

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  15. Love your LO! love the staggered layers

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  16. What a great balanced mix of your own art and the CS Prints on one layout!

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  17. So cool! Love the background and those blocks of colors!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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