Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello Spring / CREATE Magazine

Hey, friends!  Today I wanted to share one of the layouts I had published in the March issue of CREATE Magazine from Scrapbook Generation.  I really love how it turned out.  The theme was pretty obvious....Spring!  I started from scratch with white cardstock and a few cut files from The Cut Shoppe.

I used lots of inks, paints and gelatos to create the background and to color the clouds and flowers.  I didn't want to take away from the bold colors of the photo with a lot of patterned papers, so I tried to recreate a sky somewhat and a few flower accents.

These flowers are actually from a background cut file, but I just cut a few and gave them some color.  I added some big yellow brads to the center.  I love how the watercolor turned out here.

I added a few strips of washi tape, some sequins, a Studio Calico butterfly and a Freckled Fawn arrow paper clip.

I love smudging gelatos with my finger...and I love how the texture of the cardstock shows through!  I stitched through the clouds and then pulled them up a little bit to make them stand out.  Finally, I added a cute sunburst button from A Flair For Buttons.

I hope this gets you in the Spring mood since I know many of you are still experiencing Winter!  It has been in the upper 80s here the past two weeks....and I'm loving it!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


  1. This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! That background has me weak in the knees! Wow!! Amazing! ❤️

  2. LOVE the stitched clouds and that photo is sooo gorgeous of her!!!

  3. WOW!! Totally amazing Missy! Love the burst in the background with the cloud cut files, and the color on the die cut flowers looks awesome!!

  4. Such a bold, bright beautiful page, Missy! Love your sky and simple palette! Delish! So sorry that I've missed so much of your creativity over here. I've been under the weather but am really trying to make my way back. Have a blessed weekend!

  5. I so love this page, you are such an artist with your colors!