Thursday, February 13, 2014


OMGosh I had so much fun doing this page! Thanks to this awesome mood board over at 'Scrap Around the World' 

And this fab sketch at Scrapfriends:

Sketch Challenge #22

I was inspired by both the colours and the chevrons from the mood board. Since I knew that I was going to use brights to cover my chipboard hearts and for the paint 'drips' I sprayed the background chevrons with black spray ink and kept my papers black and white to offset the brightness. I was planning to use a black and white photo too but when I came across this one it seemed perfect for the page just as it is. 
When I had completed my background I thought that the chevrons looked a little flat so I added some colour  to the space between each chevron with my gelato pens. I seriously LOVE gelatos - I can't imagine how I scrapped before they joined my stash since I use them in some way on almost all my pages! 
I loved the row of hearts in the 'Scrapfriends' sketch and I wanted to re-create them with a variety of chipboard hearts - both from my stash and cut from my Silhouette Cameo. I 'painted' each piece with gelatos then outlined them with gel pens and inked the edges. The two fancy black hearts are 2Crafty products. I outlined them using a white gel pen to make them 'pop' even more from the colourful background. I fussy cut the black and white foliage and flowers from my 'Prima' papers and tucked it behind the hearts. I again chose the neutral colour of the flowers so that they would stand out from the other colourful elements.

I added a few pearls and a little bling to add a bit of sparkle to my page. 

I completed the page with some hand-journaling and a little doodling. 
Thanks for looking at my page today. Do check out these two challenge blogs for yourself. There are a huge number of fabulous pages to be oohed and aahed over. The design teams at both Scrapfriends and Scrap Around the World are amazingly talented!


Lizzyc said...

Oh I know the layouts over on those sites are absolutely amazing! And this one is too.. love the row of hearts under your photo, and your details on your back ground are always amazing!!

Violette said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love everything about it. Such a great work!

Lizzy Hill said...

This is sooo cool....oh, yes ...gelatos are FABULOUS!!!! Those chippy hearts layered over yours look simply sensational, too:):))

Janice Nicholls said...

Hi Sarah....this is such a gorgeous layout... fabulous photo, love the bright colours, the gelato work looks fabulous and love the chippie banner... LOve this!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Oh Sarah this is sweet indeed!!! cool page!

Tusia Lech said...

Oh Gosh!!! It is just fantastic!!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World.

Zeneva Kovic said...

Great layout! Love the differing hearts and the bold chevron background. Just super! Thank you for joining us at ScrapFriends!

Zanka said...

A sensational project, no less! You combined such different elements and stiles into one harmonious composition. Thank you for sharing at SATW and Scrap Friends!

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