Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Birthday layout + a process video!

Happy Friday, friends!  It's Missy here with my weekly layout share.  We are celebrating the month of April with our annual Sketchathon over on our forums!  A new sketch every day for the entire month!  Woo hoo!!  I created today's sketch, and we would LOVE to have you join us for some scrappin'!

Go HERE to see the sketch!

Here's the layout I created from it.  I used the new Basic Grey Prism collection, which is available in the store HERE.  I started with the geometric stamp, then added my paper layers, and finally moved on to the mixed media stage.  I usually start with the paint first, but this one went a little backwards.  The end result is the same, but the process just took a different turn.  And that's what keeps it interesting, right?!

My background color is from using watercolors on a piece of plastic packaging and smooshing it down on to the paper like you would a stamp.  I used lots of goodies from the collection...there are some really fun die cuts and acetate pieces.

Here you can see all the layers, stamping and stitching.  I've been using my Tiny Attacher more these days...

Aren't those acetate die cuts adorable?  I layered a few of them together here and made my journaling fit the open spaces created by the die cuts and my title.

I did wind up using these messy scribbly circles instead of the square in the sketch, but the rest of it is pretty much the same.  I did add some of my favorite Michael's washi tape here.

And a close up look at the paint.  Using plastic to apply the paint is so fun and you get such an abstract artsy look.  I just love it!

Here's a process video showing you how I put this layout together from start to finish.  Enjoy!

I hope you'll come join us for our Sketchathon!  I'll be back later throughout the month with three more sketches.  The rest of the team is doing an outstanding job with the sketches, so don't miss out on all the fun and different styles of sketches!

Have a great weekend!

Missy :)


  1. Wow - love seeing your process!!

  2. Love all the details you added to his page! Gorgeous!!!

  3. Super cute process video of you and your BFF celebrating her birthday! :)

  4. I love this page Missy, can't wait to watch your process video and give this a try!

  5. I am seriously in LOVE with this layout!!

  6. Wonderful layout! I love the video, seeing how it all comes together is really wonderful!

  7. Seriously, this is amazing & I loved your process video. I lifted your layout almost verbatim! Thanks for the new techniques.

  8. I am blown away by your layouts and your process! Keep the videos coming, because I'm really enjoying them!