Sunday, 1 March 2015

"You Make me Happy" Layout {Scrap Around The World} March Challenge 23 Plus some Layering Tips!

Hi there!  Time yet again for another awesome mood board challenge
 from Scrap Around The World, my very owny own challenge site. 
 This time from Terhi Koskinen, who is such an up & coming 
mover & shaker, who creates the most amazing creations!!

The mood board was quite challenging for me, as I am quite a "busy" style
 scrapper, but I am always grateful for the chance to simplify, as I actually
 prefer the look of "less is more", I just struggle to achieve it!  Coupled 
with the loss of my chevron stencil it was challenging!!

I do love challenges not connected with a manufacturer as you can really
 just PLAY & use anything you like on your projects, which is a rare
 freedom for me these days.  

I used papers from 7 Dots Destination Unknown Collection, 
chipboard from 2 Crafty, flairs from UmWow Studio
& embellishments from Prima, Maya Road & MME.  

I hope you will play along with us at SATW this year. 
 We have TWELVE prizes now & no matter your skills level, 
you can still WIN the random prize or the Followers Competition
 prize so snap over to the blog for more details on how to be a part of us!!

I created the bright yellow splats with pure Aladine ink from the dropper
 & the white splats with acrylic paint & a coke bottle top {screw on},
after splattering my page with Prima "Precious Stone" Color Bloom spray.

I layered up my 2Crafty Chicken Wire chipboard, leaving the bottom ones
 plain & glittering up the top ones with nail varnish.  No Stickles for me. 
 Works out cheaper for me here to buy Essence nail polish.

A little tip.  If I notice that my layers aren't really standing out enough
 from each other I just grab a small inkpad {Tsukineko Bronze usually}
 & swipe it over the edges.  

 For this to be possible, & also to give your layers more of a natural, free 
& easy look, do not adhere them down at the sides, save your adhesives
 & staple them together first then adhere the back only, leaving about 
an inch all around so you can tuck in elements if you want.  

Or better still use a long-arm stapler if you own one.  


Lili Sulastri said...

Pretty layout. Great layering tip.

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous! LOOOOVE the simple look...& the yellow looks amazing on the bg.....YUP! Thanks to you, I'm now the proud owner of a long arm stapler.Best thing I ever bought, too. Love this one, Helen:):)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Great mood board. Your page is gorgeous. Lovely texture and colours and awesome layering. There is nothing simple about your style my friend xx

Annie Claxton said...

I totally love this page Helen, the acid yellow against the grey looks so cool and the layering is perfect. Thanks for sharing your layering tips, that's a great idea to staple them together first, I must try that. I've taken to doodling around the edges of my layers at the moment. Hoping for some time to play this month, see you over at SATW :o)xxx

Bellaidea said...

Different but very nice page,love new mood board

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the layers and the yellow splatters!!!!!!

Mitralee said...

That yellow and that ribbon really stole my heart on this page! I love that layer stack you used too. Tucking things in, so awesome! Rock star challenge blog and page! Hoping I get a chance to play along, this time 'round....those colors make me happy and I need cheering up with MORE SNOW THIS MORNING! Hugs! ;-)

Unknown said...

I love this, the stack with things tucked in, the splatters and circles. The chicken wire chipboard, thinking to my self, too bad the real stuff is too big, got

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Ohhh I LOVE this take too! Now that is what I call simplified mixed media and I LOVE it! Thanks for the tips about nail polish and stapling. Always a font of information.:)