Saturday, 27 September 2014

Scrap Around The World

Hi there,

I've made a layout for the September Scrap Around The World Challenge. The mood board is a really interesting one:

Now I'm not a fairy kinda gal but I'm having this thing for pinks lately so I picked up the pinks from the books and binoculars. I also included translucent, sparkly elements like the fairy's wings.

Here's my layout:

When I work in my office I look out over part of our garden and our weeping cherry tree is right in front of me. I've been watching it slowly burst into life lately as it's spring here. These blossoms only last about a week so I really wanted to record the spectacular show it puts on.

I made the circular shapes on the background by using texture paste through a stencil then applying Gelatos to the pattern when dry, then using a water brush to colour the shapes completely. I added clear beads to help create that bit of sparkle without overpowering the page.

I hope you can join in the challenge this month - there's still time!

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Stunning as always Heather! And no, I didn't take you as a fairy kinda gal!! Thank you for sharing the steps involved in creating the background. I love that idea and I'm still getting used to my Gelatos.

  2. Really pretty layout Heather, I love the pops of pink! and that is a gorgeous weeping cherry, it must be full of bees too I imagine!

  3. You're's AMAZING how different our pages are from the same inspiration!! LOOOVE this - these are one of my fave trees, too....& the circles look fabulous ---my fave bit is the actual design...almost like a tree or bouquet shape.....on purpose? Or did it just evolve???? Either ways, I think it's super-duper:):)

    1. It's on purpose Lizzy - I kind of reflected the feel of the weeping branches in the dot pattern.

  4. Hi Heather! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love, LOVE the whimsical feel and the creative design! Your photo is fabulous, too. And thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Soooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the butterflies!!!!!!!

  6. This is a really beautiful page! Thank you for sharing with us at SATW!

  7. I love this tree! I must have one! lol Such a brilliant gorgeous page! I was taken right in by the colors and that beautiful photo! Thanks for sharing it with us! All the best from SATW! :)

  8. Such a beautiful page too! How lovely that you can look out your window and see this beautiful sight! I a sure it smells delightful too! I am so pleased that Spring/Summer has sprung in our garden too...and I have some Jasmine that wafts in the early evening, into my back kitchen! I just adore this time of year!!!!

  9. What a great page! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

  10. Another stunning layout and I love your take on the mood board. I love how you used gelatos on the circles.. .that is very cool... the colours in this are also so beautiful... What a beautiful sight whilst working. Inspiring to say the least. :D

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