Saturday, 16 November 2013

Beautiful Ride

Hi there.

I'm back again with my last layout using this month's kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. I based this layout around the gorgeous My Mind's Eye paper "Beautiful Ride".

Firstly, here's the layout:

To make the background, I first cut out the centre of the Beautiful Ride paper. I left the title in the top left corner, the bike in the bottom right plus the border all the way around. I just used a pair of small scissors around the shaped parts and my trimmer along the straight edge in between. I then lay this border on the woodgrain side of the "Hello" paper for a gorgeous contrast.

I had a fair bit of space around the people in my photo so I made it a bit more interesting by cutting the photo into strips in the blank areas but leaving it intact where my family are. I then used a distressing tool to scratch lines around each piece. I really like this effect. I sprayed the Fireworks spray behind the photo to help ground it.

I didn't want to unbalance the layout by adding journalling in a block anywhere so I wrote my journalling in curved lines across the page and 'hung' my banner from it. The banner is made entirely from scraps leftover from making these three layouts from the kit.

To make the flowers, I again attacked my scraps pile. I tore rough circles from the two papers I used on the layout, wet them and scrunched them up. I then dried them with a heat gun and glued them together in layers. These flowers are so easy to make and are great for adding dimension and interest to your page.I then used a leaf punch and punched the leaves from leftover bar code strips from the other papers from the kit.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have as much fun creating with your kit as I did!

Happy scrappin'



  1. GREAT sharing of techniques - thanks Heather! Looove the flowers...& the journaling 'banner' & wow! The Fussy cut edge paper looks simply sensational...& the ride/ride pun works a TREAT:):):)

  2. So beautiful!!! LOVING the banners and the flowers!!!!!

  3. Heather the techniques you've shared are so cool, I love the flowers and the fussy cut border works well with the photo. Your journaling also works really well and I think I might have to try that one.

  4. So pretty! Love the banner and flowers! Looks great!

  5. This layout is totally AWESOME!!! The papers you've used are perfect for the theme. And I love how you have done your journalling - what a great idea!!!

  6. This looks great! Love the photo cut up like that.. lovely flowers too, and the leaves are a perfect accompaniment too..

  7. love, love, love the chalkboard effect and those subtle greens and blues on your page

  8. Wow. Awesome use of a subtle colour palette. Just love how you did your journaling on the banner!

  9. This is awesome Heather!!! Love the chalkboard effect, and the way you cut the photo ... looks fabulous!! I also love the way you used your journaling to 'hang' the banner. So many great ideas .. you just know I'm going to scrap lift some of them LOL. Totally stunning page!! ox