Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Inspired by Abstract Art / My Scraps & More

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Hey there, friends!  How often do you browse for ideas on Pinterest?  Honestly, I don't do it very often.  A few weeks ago, the design team over at My Scraps & More hosted a Pinspirational Crop and I hosted three challenges.  Each one was inspired by a different type of "pin."  One was Abstract Art, and when I found this gorgeous design, I knew right away I wanted to create a layout using the idea.  I just love the colors, the triangle shapes and the watercolor effect.

Here is what I created.  I really love how it turned out...and it was surprisingly very easy to make.  I took a piece of white cardstock and used various inks, paints and sprays to create a colorful watercolor design over the whole page.  I did coat it with gesso first.  Once the big watercolor design was dry, I took a small square punch and punched a bunch of little squares.  Then I just cut each square in half, diagonally, to create small triangles.

From there, I just started arranging them onto another piece of white cardstock, trying to mimic the Pinterest design.  I lightly outlined each triangle with a black pen to make them pop just a bit more.  The rest is just some stickers & embellishments from American Crafts, one from Elle's Studio, and a few I created myself using stamps & embossing powder.  Done!

Here's a good close up of the layers under the photo.  I just went through all of my bright goodies from American Crafts...a few different collections.

Aren't these colors just so gorgeous?  I added a few coordinating sequins here and there to add more interest, and mainly because I just love sequins :)

I really could stare at these colors all day long...and the watecolor look is just my favorite.

I really would've never have created this if I hadn't seen that Pinterest design!  It really does help spark your creativity, and it's great for getting you out of your comfort zone.  I think this is one of my all-time favorite layouts!  I hope it inspires you to try something new and fun!

 Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


  1. Wow!! This is so awesome Missy! I love the way you used the inspiration piece!! The multi-colored triangles really pop against the White cardstock background!!

  2. Looove this page Missy!!!!! So colorful and such a great interpretation of the pinterest image! You definitely are wickedly talented!!!