Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy / Heidi Swapp

Happy Friday, scrappers!  Missy here with you today :)  The layout I'm sharing today is one that focuses on using lots of embellishments.  This was for a challenge a few weeks ago on our boards.  The challenge was to completely surround a photo with embellishments.

I pulled out my big pack of Color Magic die cuts from Heidi Swapp and misted them with several colors of Color Shine.  They're solid white at first, and then the design on them resists the color.  I wanted a soft rainbow effect, and that's exactly what the Color Shines created here.  I layered them all around the photo to make it pop.  That is what I love about using black & white photos against bright colors.

I also love a "not-so-perfect" look to my pages, so I traced around everything with a black pen.  I wanted it kind of sketchy looking.  I also added some thread underneath the photo.

This was an experiment right here...I pulled out some vellum, some silver ink and a Jillibean Soup stamp.  It turned out really soft, which I like.  I did have to go over the silver ink with a silver pen to make it a tad darker, but I like the result.  I cut the word out and stamped the other part in black.  I also splattered a lot of the Color Shines everywhere, added some enamel shapes and some rhinestones.  And washi....don't forget about the washi! :)

One more angle of the layered shapes...layering is so fun and easy!

I hope this inspires you to use up your embellishments and somehow layer them around your photos. Experiment with pop dots...they really make a difference on your pages, too!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Missy :)


  1. How pretty! The colors are so wonderful.

  2. Love how you outlined it all and it really makes it pop!

  3. Love all the layers and fun colors!