Wednesday, July 30, 2014

An entry for SATW July

Hello friends, how was your mid-week?

I'm back in after my birthday celebration (read: eat and scrap) to share a layout I created for
Scrap Around the World's July challenge. It was rather last minute as I was quite busy with DT assignments and a sickly toddler, but seeing that my talented friends Priscilla and Fiona have submitted their entries, I was inspired by them to put up one as well. 

Here's the moodboard created by dear Tusia:

and this is my take on it:

Obviously you can see where the pink and teal came from. And this must have been the second dandelion photo I scrapped this month, the other is a DT project for 13@rts. The dandelion came from the picture on the bottom right, and I wanted to create a light airy feel to the page. I started with Susan's Dream from Blue Fern Studios' Ombre Dreams as background and begin to layer it with color from Ranger's, 13@rts and VersaColor.

I went in vertical strokes with my painting and vertical strips with acrylic modeling paste because the stripes on the lampshade told me to.... 

One of the clusters. Instead of using texture paste or acrylic modeling paste, I used gel medium over a stencil and sprinkled embossing powders over. My stamping done with the dragonfly stamp was deliberately incomplete for both halves of the page, and this was inspired by the room with the mirror. That both are an unequal reflection of each other and you don't always get the full picture unless you put the two images together (did that make any sense? LOL).

The picture of the plant in a bottle reminded me that I still had a layering stems die from Sizzix in my stash which I have not started using, despite me trying to design projects around it. So out it came and in it went into the floral cluster.

A title from one of the sheets from the lovely "Fly Away" collection from 13@rts. I would have liked to title the page "Let It Go" to sync with the theme of happy thoughts in the second photo from the moodboard, but thought it was a bit cheesy. And it reminded me too much of a certain song that my boys have been asking me to sing n times every night.... But the sentiment I chose did represent the flying dandelion seeds and theme quite well; our lives are defined by the wonderful moments that we capture in our art. 

This is a chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios (the name eludes me now) which I actually snipped into three pieces and colored with distress paint and 13@rts matte paint in turquoise, followed by some heat embossing. The flourishes were layered just under the photo while the circular frame was tucked under the rest of my flowers. 

Well that's all I have for now. Hope this has inspired you to make something pretty too. Also, don't forget that there's a birthday giveaway happening here, so don't miss out on a chance to win a pack of lovelies!
Until then, happy scrapping!



  1. Hi Jelissa, I'm loving this layout everything you create look so pretty!!! Great background and such a fun picture to scrap! Thank you so much for taking the time this month to play with our mood board at Scrap Around the World hugh hugs Amy :-)

  2. Your layout is amazing, Jelissa!! I love the colors and the delicacy! The photo of dandelion looks so great with all the surrounding colors!! Thank you for playing along with us at SATW this month.

  3. Jelissa, this is so soft and airy and beautiful. Great work, as always. You are such an inspiration!!!

  4. Beautiful layout, so many details! love the photo too..

  5. This is stunning and an awesome take on our Mood Board. your photo with the dandelion is fantastic! Love your background and all the little details that make the whole fabulous! All the best from SATW! :)

  6. This is INCREDIBLE... love all your work Jelissa! THANK you for playing along over @ SATW this month... :)

  7. Gorgeous layout! Stunning piece of art! Great colors and beautiful design! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World this month!

  8. Lovely and delicate page! You are really talented, friend! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SATW!

  9. Gorgeous page all the details...great take of the moodboard.... Thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!!

  10. I really like the colors in this page!! It looks so calm and balanced!! greetings from Greece!! :-)


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