Saturday, August 24, 2013

Always Up to Something!

Hey, friends!  Missy here today.  I've been going through my stash of collections, and I've been on a Fancy Pants kick.  I have had some bits and pieces from the Hopscotch collection left over, so I pulled them out and used them up.  The bright rainbow colors are perfect for me, and they complimented the pinks and greens in my photos :)

I started with black cardstock, an arrow template and some paint.  I like the way the paint smudged around the edges and made messy arrows.  I traced over them with a black pen.  I added a little stamping, some washi tape, some yellow floss, some rhinestones, and even some blue tissue paper.  The rest is layers...I love tearing paper and distressing the edges...and making it crooked!  

Look at all the color....I can't get enough of it!  I cut "always" on my Cameo and painted it blue.

Floss (or twine) is a great way to add texture and detail to a page.  You can get any color you want at a craft store, and they're usually $.33 a piece.  

Here's a close-up of the tissue paper...I just crumpled it up and stuck it in there...great texture!  Don't overlook the gift wrap aisle in the dollar store.  You'd be surprised at all the things you can do with tissue.

A close-up of the paint, stamps and some bling!

Although this Hopscotch line is long gone from the store, there are TONS...and I mean TONS of new lines!  And there are more I know there's something there you'll love.  I hope you'll check it out...there's a 33% off sale going right now, too!

Have a GREAT day, and thanks for stopping by!

Missy :)


  1. What an amazing layout. I love the arrows you created for the background. The bright color against the black is wonderful.

  2. Such a great layout and so much detail to look at. Love the painted arrows and the yellow twine is a great extra addition. Wonderful Missy

  3. Beautiful layout and color inspiration!

  4. Wonderful layering, and I love the paint arrows - great feeling of movement on this cute page!

  5. Wow! It is just so vibrant and terrific!

  6. I love the the painted arrows! Fantastic layers!