Thursday, 29 October 2015

Scrap the Girls October Challenge!

Hi all! Back again for the second time today! It seems like FOREVER since I last played along with a challenge! I seem to do plenty of them every month, but they are always for the various teams I am on and not as a participant.

Lucky for me I had a little time up my sleeve, which allowed me to play along with this month's gorgeous mood board for Scrap the Girls...


And here is my take on it...



The colours of this board are what grabbed me right away - definitely right up my alley! I was also inspired by the beach sunrise photo, which reminded me of watercolours with the way the colours blended together.

Based on that, I decided to create a watercolour background, with some subtle texture added. Now, the obvious choice here would have been to replicate the brick texture pictured on the board, but I decided to think outside the square and draw my inspiration from the circular shape of the photo itself and used my retro circles stencil. (I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists with the plastic packaging technique to create the look I was after.)


I also added some circles that were hand-drawn and cut from patterned paper, a printed die cut and some enamel dots to repeat the circular element and add some extra interest.


The papers and die cuts used for this layout are all from the Hello Lovely collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The alphas are American Crafts Thickers and Jillibean Soup Alphabeans. My journaling was printed on a scrap of white cardstock and then cut it into strips and scattered around my layout, as I wanted to avoid the heavy look of a large block of text.


So many yummy layers - Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers, die cuts, vellum heart and flair; paper doiley and some cotton thread. All topped off with a liberal sprinkling of gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine.


Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I am so happy how this layout came together, thanks for the inspiration Scrap the Girls!

6 comments:

Dolly B said...

A beautiful layout, gosh you have use the colour palette well. Your layout has a lovely soft feel to it
Mary

Lizzy Hill said...

Just soooo yummy....loving those circle elements & the watercolours are such a soft, subtle effect. VERY nice.... & 'with' you on the DT thing but less time to do challenges, too :)

Lizzyc said...

Oh this is so pretty! Love the soft colours!

Rebecca Genet said...

Wow this is stunning!!!! I love your background and the layers under the photo. Thanks for joining us at Scrap The Girls

Mandy Melville said...

Stunning layout Sue! I love your background and all the pretty layers! So many gorgeous details on this page! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap the Girls!

Amanda said...

Oh! How I love this! So glad you joined in at STGs!