Thursday 22 May 2014

Thinking of Mykonos

Hi there,

I have a very bright and cheery layout to share with you today. In fact, it's so bright you might want to get your sunglasses out! This is my first layout using the new Cheeky Smiles kit for Scrappy Chat Designs. This is a fabulous collection with gorgeous papers. All the Simple Stories papers have great patterns on their brand strips and I used a few of these in this design.

Here's my layout:

 I warned you it was bright! I really wanted this bright-colour-on-white effect cos that's what the buildings in Mykonos are like.

In the kit this month was a bottle of s.e.i. Tumble Dye. I've had fun playing with this! First I used a stencil from a previous kit and just sprayed through it. I then flipped the stencil over and stamped with it. I cut out chevrons from one of the Echo Park papers and layered these under the photos cos I wanted the sprayed background to peep between the chevrons.

I coated the Kaisercraft chipboard letters that were in the kit with two shades of ink and coated them with the Metallic Melts from last month's kit. I love how they turned out.

I punched hearts from the papers but also from the Tumble Dye packaging as I loved the colours on it!

My flower arranging was incredibly non-technical. The flowers came in a bunch and I just left them as they were!

I wanted to hide the wire stems though so I found a piece of lace and dyed it with the Tumble Dye. I wore latex gloves and did it in the laundry sink in case the dye was a problem. All went well though. I just sprayed it and scrunched it around in my gloved hands until the lace was coated. I then dried it with paper towels.

Do you want to know how I got that old, scrunched up lace to look so nice? Well I'm very excited to show you how because, drum roll please......., Heather has made her first video! Ok, so technically my son and I made my first video! Well I did the demo and he did everything else - lol!

Anyway, it's only a minute or so long and it's over on my post at Scrappy Chat Designs. Hope you can pop over and let me know what you think.

Happy Scrappin'!



  1. Love your layout, love those photos and your page and embellishments are perfect... great little video and clever idea using the curling wand on your ribbon!

  2. sooo evokes that Greece Island the way you've used the TUmble Dye - I've got one bottle in a green that I'm always using! I must say, your flower arranging is sensational...heehee!! off to check out your video:)

  3. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and the little hearts!!!!!!

  4. Totally gorgeous layout. Love the bright colours - and the video!

  5. Awesome the bright colours, its perfect! I think I have the same lace, so I'm off to check out the video.Have a great day!

  6. This is gorgeous, really love how you've created the title.

  7. Love those photos! And i love your layout!

  8. What an awesome page! Love the freshness of your design and the vibrant happy colors!

  9. Awesome page Heather and love the fresh and vibrant colours against the stark white...just like Mykonos! Love the design and the lace bow is fabulous!

  10. Wow love that bright palette its a perfect fit for Mykonos now ya got me thinking about how much I want to go there! Sensational Page Heather love it!

  11. So beautiful, Heather! You always use these kits to perfection! I love the bright, happy colors and your amazing design!!!

  12. Amazing !! I love the spirit summers and the choice of colors !! I really enjoy the photo