Monday, February 22, 2016

Run & Jump / Bella Blvd Guest Designer!

Hey, friends, and Happy Monday!  I'm so excited to share that I am the February Guest Designer over at Bella Blvd!  I was thrilled when Laura asked me, and I got to work with papers and embellishments from three of their new collections. 

Here is one of my features the Sweet Sweet Spring collection.  It's so bright and fun, and I love the rainbow colors!  I decided to start with white cardstock and a fun cut file from The Cut Shoppe.  Since the photo is of my daughter running and jumping, I wanted the chevron arrows pointing in the direction that she was going to emphasize action.  I backed many of the open spaces with the papers and also used them to back my photo.

I don't think I could choose a favorite color from these papers...I love them all!  I used some of the star stickers from the sticker sheet were a perfect fit for this, and I just added them right to my photo.  I love the chipboard alphas...the size and font are great for making a statement.

I used several spray inks here to create this gorgeous yellow area.  I used the plastic packaging technique and a water brush to create this watercolor look.  I also added pop dots behind the big cut file to raise it up.  I love how the dimension creates shadows!

Here you can see the makes it look 3D.  I added a bit of tangled thread here for and extra area of blue since I had pinks, yellow and green right here.  Thread is a great way to add just that extra bit of color in a certain spot.

I used the same technique with this pink ink as I did with the yellow and other colors.  I tried to create separate color areas to pull the colors from the papers.  I layered some green thread under the alphas here.

One more close up here of the and green watercolor.  I love how it looks like the cut file is floating!

I have two more layouts over on the Bella Blvd Blog for my Guest Spot :)  I'll be sharing them here as well as the week goes on.  You can check out my GDT post HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  


  1. Such a happy mix of prints and color! Too fun, Missy!

  2. Fabulous work Missy! I just love your layout! And congrats on being GD on Bella Blvd!

  3. Amazing!!! Such a beautiful layout!!😍😍

  4. WOW Missy, this is an absolutely fabulous page. I'm so happy for you about your guest spot at Bella!