Friday, 14 February 2014

A Closer Look - Happiness

this is one of my favourite layouts i made with the sugar rush kits - happiness. the inspiration for this layout started with these little vellum hearts that came with the main scrapbook kit. here's a little peek into how this layout came together...

i was playing around with the vellum hearts and randomly placing them on a white card stock when i realise i could make a pretty rainbow with them. so i grabbed my watercolors and began painting with colors that match the little vellum hearts. i used the peerless watercolor papers here. what i love about these watercolor papers is that they come in 40 colors so its easy to find matching colors with whatever embellishment or paper i am working on. 

i waited for the watercolors to dry and i placed my photo in the middle, letting the watercolors peek above and below the photo. i also layered my photo with vellum and a piece of gold punchinella vellum from rock candy.

next i adhered the vellum hearts across the photo according to the rainbow of watercolors. then i added some other elements like the gold-tipped leaf, chipboard stars, camera, enamel dots and resin flower pin. 

... added the title - happiness at the top of the photo. i love how the watercolors look behind the gold alphas from the gum drop add on.

 ... and i added the speech bubble cut file by hello forever and scattered some neon sequins at the top left and bottom right side of the page.

to finish the page, i trimmed about 1/4 inch off the sides of the cardstock and adhere it to "word soup" paper by my mind's eye found in rock candy.

there you have it! the page is complete! i didn't take much photos when i was working on the page this time, so i used my final photos for this little tutorial. will make a mental note to remember to capture some progress shots for the next tutorial!

thanks for dropping by and happy valentine's day!!!


  1. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you so much deb! Thanks for dropping by!