Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Graphic 45 in Living Colour

Hi everyone.

I've just managed to squeeze in one extra Graphic 45 layout for my July Guest DT position for The Scrapbook Store. Again, I'm using the stunning Bohemian Bazaar range. I thought I'd try something different this time though and show how those knock-your-socks-off bright colours can also be used for a softer layout.

To soften the bright yellow background paper I brushed it lightly with gesso and gave it a few sprays of white Dylusions ink spray. I used gesso through a stencil to give the background a bit more interest and fussy-cut the leaves and flowers from the Bohemian Bazaar papers

Don't you just love the shutters? They're made with a die I got from The Scrapbook Store. You can buy it here. The "Wish List" tag is from the Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard Tags set.

I wanted a bit more happening a the top of the page so I hand painted a few little seagulls. Here's a close up:

I'm no budding Rembrandt but I think it works!

A big thanks to Suzanne, Marelize and the team at The Scrapbook Store for having me on board for the month of July. It's been fabulous!

Til next time...



  1. Wow! Better seagulls than I'd do:):) This is so subtle..can't believe it's the same papers....they really are versatile...lovely page, Heather:):) Oh, and YES..those shutters are NICE!!!!

  2. This looks really lovely, my eye is drawn to your photo and I just want to walk through the shutters and go to the beach! Love the fussy cutting too.. Lovely layout!!

  3. This is gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors, the paint and the distressing!!

  4. Beautiful feeling here. Love the strips of blue.

  5. Gorgeous!! Love how you toned down the brightness of the papers Heather, it really does make a huge difference. Love your background, and your seagulls are perfect. A really lovely page!! ox

  6. Great work creating a softer layout with those bright papers!! I love the fussy cut flowers... and those shutters do look awesome! Gorgeous layout Heather!!

  7. This is so stunning...what a fabulous photo and you have displayed it perfectly!!! Wonderful creation.

  8. Love what you have done around the page. The blue frames your layout beautifully. Great layout!

  9. Those shutters do a perfect job of drawing the eye in to that beautiful photo