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!