Friday, September 12, 2014

Hello Cutie Buns!

Hey scrappy friends!  Missy here.  I have another layout to share with you today.  This one was created for a challenge I hosted on our forums, which was to TEAR SOMETHING.  I almost always tear my paper layers and washi tapes.  I just like the uneven look tearing gives.  It's so weird that I like tearing because I'm so detail oriented and want everything just perfect.  You'd think I'd want all the edges just perfectly cut, but I really like the uneven look!  It's my Jekyl and Hyde personalities of scrapping...haha!

Anyway, I used mostly the Brighton Pier line from Studio Calico for this.  I really love this sunburst paper and decided to only use a piece of it.  I used some other papers for my layers.  I added tapes from my own stash, as well as cord, rhinestones and buttons.  That wooden "hello" is also SC...isn't it SOOOO cute?!  

I used some gesso and watercolors on my background.  I wanted it subtle and light, and I think I achieved that pretty well.  I didn't want the background to compete with that sunburst paper, but I didn't want to leave it stark white, either.

Here you can see the benefits of layers.  It makes it very easy to tuck things underneath.  I also like to crinkle up my layers...that makes it even more dimensional.

I have a secret about this striped washi tape....I got it from the Dollar Tree!  It was a year or so ago, but I found it there.  It's really cheap, but the color is fabulous.  You can see that it doesn't stick really well, but I actually like that it doesn't.  It makes the torn edges stand up and gives it more texture.  I have to add some adhesive to make it stick, but I still love it.

See how it curls up?  I like the effect of that.  This cute stamp is a new one I found at Michael's by Heidi Swapp.  I love that you can fill in the blank!

Thank you so much for always stopping by to visit!  I love sharing my projects with you.  I hope you are somehow inspired to tear's a lot of fun!

Have a great weekend!

Missy :)


  1. Another gorgeous page, Missy! I love the contrast of the bright sunburst paper with your watercolor/gesso background. Fabulous layers and texture, as always!

  2. Your watercolor background is gorgeous!

  3. Such a cute layout, love watercolors so pretty!!

  4. Love this - great use of brighton pier

  5. Such a cute layout with wonderful colors and an adorable little girl!

  6. Love the piece of sunburst paper and the effect of the torn washi tape.

  7. Could this be any cuter. Love it X1000

  8. Such a pretty, happy layout! Love the little clouds!