Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Everyday Happiness for the Scrappy Friends June Challenge

I've been working on trying to do a layout a day for the past few days. It's been going well and it feels good to make a dent (teeny tiny really) in the paper stash and photo stash.

This was a fun layout to make, another challenge layout. This one was for a group of four friends coming up with four separate challenges for one layout. I started here at  GrandDiva Page sketch.

Out of the four challenges, the one that inspired my page the most was Rochelle's Pinspiration.

I pretty much loved everything about this picture!
The colors, the texture, the climbing floral.
So maybe its because the first day of summer came and went and its still raining in Seattle. I love summer, I love windy days on the beach, and I just finished a masculine page for hubby. I went in the opposite direction for this page.
 I dug through the paper pile and found the paper I wanted to use. I had this "Head in the Clouds" paper by Good Day Sunshine that I've been holding onto to for while waiting for the perfect layout.

I have a confession to make....
I chose my paper before I went to bed...

And the layout came to me in a dream.

Yep, I dreamed about scrapbooking. Even had a small nightmare where I glued the paper down and it was the wrong size and at an angle but I couldn't move it!

At least I was prepared to put together my page bright and early in the morning.


Everyday Happiness. to try and capture the romantic feel of a breezy summer day. The banner in the middle of the original sketch I substituted for a kite string blowing in the wind.

 Kery's layout recipe  required 3 patterened papers, twine and washi.  The twine was easy, I wanted to mimic the climbing floral in the pinspiration. I've been researching clemantis flowers for my garden, so I wanted to do a nice floral touch. It sits along a wooden board background that I found in my stash. YAY for random papers that sit around waiting for the perfect moment.
 The washi I almost forgot about, but luckily it worked out as I wanted a sun in the corner, but wouldn't quite fit. The sketch and yellow washi inspired what I hoped to show some sun rays coming down in the sky.

A new technique I haven't tried ever was Kristi's Ink Resist Technique. Well, had to try it, so off to the store I went to get the proper tools. It was quite fun and I will be trying it again many more times.   
Here is a closer view of the kite where I tried the ink resist. Clear embossing powder and stamps I had on hand and it made for a very cool kite that also followed along the romantic feel of the page.
I encourage all of you to take a look and do some scrap challenges yourself. I am finding its a great way to break out of the comfort zone.


  1. Really creative use of the jute and very nice take on the sketch and the other Scrappy Friends Challenges! Thank you for playing along this month!

  2. Love how the photo inspired you! thanks for playing along with our scrappy friends challenges! :)