Friday, December 5, 2014

Inspired by Abstract Art

Hey there, friends!  Missy here.  Today I'm sharing the final layout I created for our Pinspirational Crop that we hosted last month over on our forums.  Each of our challenges was inspired by a different type of "pin."  One of mine was Abstract Art, and when I found this gorgeous design, I knew right away I wanted to create a layout using the idea.  I just love the colors, the triangle shapes and the watercolor effect.

Here is what I created.  I really love how it turned out...and it was surprisingly very easy to make.  I took a piece of white cardstock and used various inks, paints and sprays to create a colorful watercolor design over the whole page.  I did coat it with gesso first.  Once the big watercolor design was dry, I took a small square punch and punched a bunch of little squares.  Then I just cut each square in half, diagonally, to create small triangles.

From there, I just started arranging them onto another piece of white cardstock, trying to mimic the Pinterest design.  I lightly outlined each triangle with a black pen to make them pop just a bit more.  The rest is just some stickers & embellishments from American Crafts, one from Elle's Studio, and a few I created myself using stamps & embossing powder.  Done!

Here's a good close up of the layers under the photo.  I just went through all of my bright goodies from American Crafts...a few different collections.

Aren't these colors just so gorgeous?  I added a few coordinating sequins here and there to add more interest, and mainly because I just love sequins :)

I really could stare at these colors all day long...and the watecolor look is just my favorite.

I really would've never have created this if I hadn't seen that Pinterest design!  It really does help spark your creativity, and it's great for getting you out of your comfort zone.  I think this is one of my all-time favorite layouts!  I hope it inspires you to try something new and fun!

 Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! 

Missy ;)


  1. Just love the watercolor effect, beautiful layout!!!

  2. You amaze me! This is so stunning!

  3. One of my favorites of the year from Missy!

  4. This layout is all kinds of awesome Missy!! Love the colors!!

  5. Missy, loving this! Your layouts are always full of color and beautiful to look at!