Thursday, March 9, 2017

Throw Kindness Around / Bella Blvd + a Video!

Happy Thursday, friends!  I'm back today sharing my newest layout for Bella Blvd.  This week we are celebrating Words Matter Week, and I decided to center my journaling inside  few large die cut stars.  I used the new Illustrated Faith Basics collection for this.  I just love this awesome dotted background paper.  The sentiment on it inspired me, and it made me think of stars.  I used some of the patterned papers to cut the stars, which is a cut file from the Silhouette Store.  I used a lot of white gesso on the background before adding some watercolors.  Our product focus this week is Puffy Stickers, so I added lots of Puffy Star Stickers all over the page.

I just love the colors in this collection!  They're so bright and fun.  How adorable are the Puffy Stars?  I wanted to create the idea of "confetti" with them.  I used a few floral die cuts as layers here and added in some blue tangled thread.  I also machine stitched through the centers of the three large die cut stars.

I used a few of the floral die cuts here and there, and I popped them up with some foam adhesive.  Again, I added some tangled thread for added color & texture along with more Puffy Stars.  For my journaling, I printed it out on some vellum.  I didn't want to completely cover the background, and writing with a pen over gesso can sometimes be a disaster.  This way I can clearly read the text and still see the watercolor background.

Here's another floral die cut, more Puffy Stars and lots of stitching :)

I really love how this turned out.  I love that you can still faintly see the dots under the gesso.  I also love the texture and interest the stitching creates.

Here's one more close-up of the photo area.  I love this picture of my daughter :)  I added in a cute black & white arrow die cut here and more tangled thread.

Here's my process video for this layout...I hope you enjoy and gain some inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


  1. This is just so spectactular, and just the inspiration that I need. Thanks so much!!!!

  2. So beautiful. I loved it when I saw it on FB.