Saturday, September 13, 2014

High Roller / My Scraps & More

Hey, friends!  Happy Weekend...woo hoo!  Do you have any papers or collections that you love, but you just haven't found the right photo to use with it?  I've had the Everyday Eclectic line from Echo Park since it came out, and I've used it a few times.  But I never had the right photo to use for this awesome background paper.  It's all about the fair, and I haven't been to a fair in ages.  My husband and I have made a few quick long weekend trips to Vegas this year, and I just had to go and see this new High Roller in person.  It's not a fair, but it's a giant ferris wheel with pods that hold up to 40 people in each one!  We didn't ride it, but it looks really cool, and I love how my picture turned out!  This paper was just right for it :)

I created this layout for a My Scraps "Throwback" challenge to use a collection at least two years old and to hand draw something.  I started by adding gesso to the background, and then I used some of the gorgeous blue Dylusions ink and a brush to make some large sketchy circles.  I didn't want them perfect.  Then I drew over that with a black pen.  It was a great way to tie in more of the blue color from my photo.

What's a page about Las Vegas without some form of glitter, right?  Love these silver glitter Thickers!  Here you can see some of the ink close up.  I just love getting messy :)

I used a lot of the stickers in this collection, and I did add a lot of pop dots for dimension.  That "best day ever" is a stamp on vellum that I cut out, and the "see" flair pin is from Studio Calico.  The date stamp is the new Heidi Swapp from Michael's...I love the cursive font!

More stickers, layers and vellum stamping.  I highly recommend stamping on not only looks cool, but it allows you to put it wherever you want it without having to actually stamp onto the background paper.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Super awesome! I love how you did the circle and the curved the title on it. You have such talent!

  2. This collection was perfect with your photo! It's my most favorite one from EP!! I love the fun circle on your layout, and the hot air balloon sticker!!

  3. What a fabulous collection of bold, bright, happy goodies, Missy! Love the way the gesso softens your background. So many yummy layers and dimensions to enjoy!