Monday, March 17, 2014

Scrap Green with My Mind's Eye

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of this Irish holiday, I'm up on the My Mind's Eye blog today featuring a green layout using lots of new goodies. Usually green is a pretty tough color for me to scrap. I dug through some of the new collections and came up with a variety of different greens to use on this design. 

I decided to use some summer pool photos to make this even more of a challenge. I started with one of the new Record It “Charmed” Word Art pieces. I decided to cut the word “charm” out and use that as part of my title. I love the font, and it went perfectly with the St. Patty’s theme even though my layout isn’t about that at all.

Next, I dug into the Now & Then Milo collection and found a green & white polka dotted paper (“Inspired” Forest). From there, I layered in many other green pieces. I decided to tie in gold as well, which reminds me of the pot at the end of the rainbow.

The Record It Journaling Card Kits are amazing! I like to use these on layouts, and this one with the cut out hearts was perfect. I backed it with green paper. I added some blue decorative tape, some cord and a small piece from the Milo Decorative Brads topped with a gold enamel dot.

The fussy cut title is my favorite part of this page! I went over the gold with some gold glitter paint for some added sparkle, and then added in some tangled gold thread. You can see how I also used gesso to create a faded look around the photos and papers. I think doing this with a busy background helps the design pop and not be too distracting. And plus it’s fun to get messy and create a not-so-perfect look! Part of scrapping is making it look homemade, right?

More gold pieces! These chipboard shapes are from the Now & Then Mildred line. I added more gold glitter paint inside the oval frame and then layered the heart on top of it. Some tangled thread finishes it off.

I hope this inspires you to go green and create something that won't get you pinched!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Monday!


  1. Love this page & colors.. So sweet!!

  2. I love how you worked this shade of Green with the pool photos Missy, and the mix of Gold looks really awesome with the Green too!