Friday, August 28, 2015

Discover with 13@rts and an entry for SATW

Hello friends!

I'm up on the 13@rts blog today to share a layout I created, based on the current mood board at Scrap Around the World. When I'm in a creative rut I like to check out the current challenges around and that helps me to get things started.

Here's this month's mood board:

And my take on it:

What I wanted to capture here was the monotonal quality of the photos in the moodboard, but instead of sepia I chose a really calming blue. I also happened to have a photo of the cross-road sign but it was a compass vane instead which I shot while at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and it fitted the theme perfectly. Then it was just a matter of picking out my favourite word as the title. I had a bicycle resin piece somewhere in my stash and this layout was a good reason to use it. Now I should have ended there but couldn't resist sneaking in bits of gold and brown for the lovely sandy beach.

Details in the close-ups:

A lovely paste I made from Magic Powder and Ultramarine Chalk Mist, from 13@rts. The background paper I chose is from my collection Mental Vacation (available at the 13@rts store) and titled Summer Snow. If I hadn't mentioned before, the collection is meant to be a series of places I like to go to in my head when things get a little too overwhelming. One of them is undoubtedly the seaside and summer snow describes the sea foam washing up the sand. Isn't it just perfect for the mood board?

A chipboard from Blue Fern Studios which I used for my title.

That resin bicycle!

A little cloud chipboard from BFS which I also altered.

Here's a start-to-finish video showing how I put this whole layout together. Sit back and enjoy!



  1. magnifique page, merci pour la video!

  2. Amazing layout!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World.

  3. Amazing texture and lovely layers ♥ Thank You for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

  4. Fabulous! Love those blues & the little bicycle peeping out is amazing.....Just LOOOOOVE the whole kit and caboodle!!!

  5. So FAbulous Jelissa! I love your interpretation of the mood board!

  6. Awesome layout Jelissa! I love everything about it! You have such talent! And thanks for the video always a pleasure watching you create! All the best from SATW! :)

  7. Gorgeous page Jelisa, amazing colors and layers. Thanks so much for joining us at SATW this month.


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