Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Vegas Views / A Flair For Buttons

Hey, friends!!  I'm back today to share a new layout for A Flair For Buttons.  I used flair from three different sets:  Hello Life, Black Marquee Lights & Summer Gold.  I decided to scrap some photos of a few Las Vegas views from one of our trips out there a few years ago.  I'm always amazed at all the hotels and all the beautiful mountains.  We have zero mountains in Florida, so they are a treat to see.  I pulled out a very old Lily Bee patterned paper to use as my background.  I covered a large portion of it with white acrylic paint and then came in with some Shimmerz and watercolor paints.  I wanted to pull out the blues from the photos.  I also had to add lots of gold.  Because Vegas is flashy and glittery, and I can't make a page about Vegas without that! :D

I've been hoarding my gold flair buttons!  This airplane was perfect for this page since we flew out there.  Planes are the perfect embellishment for a travel layout.  Here you can see some of the watercolor work.  I used some cheesecloth behind my photos as well as some pop dots.  The dimension is incredible!  I just love it.  I also added in some shiny gold thread.

This marquee LOVE flair just screams Vegas to me...the flashy lights and big letters!  I used a few cut apart labels from Evalicious here and added some gold MAMBI alpha and star stickers.  I used shiny gold thread to machine stitch and to create a nest for the flair.  I used some Dear Lizzy washi tape and a few Tim Holtz word stickers.  And I broke out my hoarded gold glittery Thickers, too!

Since I had a bit of green going on in the layout, this flair was a perfect choice.  I cut "vegas" on my Cameo in a yellow Lily Bee paper and then coated it with Heidi Swapp gold texture paste.  I just love this's called Shoreline.  It's the perfect scripty font, I think!  And I love this gold color up against the pretty blues.

Here's a good shot of the background work...lots of Kuretake watercolors & Shimmerz with some Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine.  I seriously cannot get enough of gold glitter...

Here's one more close up of the top area.  More washi tape, stickers and stitching.  I love how the white paint faded away some of the background circles.

Here are the flair sets I pulled from:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a great day!


  1. Very cool layout! I love all the gold and the subtle mixed media!

  2. Oooo! I adore all the bits of gold here, and that airplane flair button is perfection!