Happy Friday! I'm SOOOOO excited to share that I am being featured in the Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans over on the Scrapbook Expo Blog! I can't tell you how fast my heart started beating when I saw I had an email from Paige...she is a scrapbooking goddess as we all know, so it was quite amazing to say the least. A huge thank you to her for inviting me to be a part of this!
You can see my full feature HERE. I had fun answering questions about my life and my scrapbooking. I created this layout especially for this feature, and I used mostly the Amy Tan Rise & Shine collection, which is one of my all time faves. I used some cloud cut files from The Cut Shoppe, a few stickers from MAMBI, the little cloud stamp is from Echo Park, and I used watercolors, spray inks and gelatos to create the background and to color a few of the clouds.
I absolutely love backing cut files with patterned paper. It's a great technique to use to get lots of color and patterns on your page in small doses. I added a fun flair button here with some tangled thread and created some layering effects with other small cloud cut files.
I cut these clouds on white cardstock and then used inks and gelatos to color them. I added a few Studio Calico word stickers and a Freckled Fawn arrow clip. Those enamel dots are from Bella Blvd, and the "lovely" glitter sticker is from MAMBI.
I used a few Heidi Swapp ink pads and Distress Inks to stamp this cute cloud. I fussy cut them out and stitched them down. I fussy cut "Shine" from a MAMBI Project Life card and paired it with some Simple Stories alpha stickers. I also machine stitched here with yellow thread.
I wanted to create a sun and sky for my cute clouds, so I first added ink sprays and watercolors in an aqua color to my cardstock. On another piece of cardstock, I used a small sunburst stencil and some yellow ink spray to create the sun. I fussy cut it out and glued it to my background. I machine stitched through each ray, and I love how it turned out! Just like the image I had in my head :)
I hope this inspires you in some way...I had a fabulous time creating it for the Expo. Another big thanks to Paige for having me! It was an honor to be a part of this.
Have a wonderful day!