Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You are Loved | Mandy Melville

Hello friends!

It's lovely to be back here on the D-lish Scraps blog sharing my June projects with you! The first project that I'm sharing today is my layout for the current Inspiration Board Challenge! Here's my page, featuring a photo of my two beautiful girls...

"You are Loved"


Here's a reminder of the Inspiration Board, "Sweet & Sassy"...


Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this board! The colour palette is just divine!

Most of the embellishments on my layout are from the June Just Add Paper kit. These kits are such great value and make putting a layout together super easy! I loved this month's kit so much that I purchased the kit plus extra kit bits so that I don't run out of my fave items!

I started my layout off by creating a fun mixed media background using the colours from the inspiration board. I first used the Triangles Dusty Attic stencil with hot pink Distress Ink. I then created a navy paste by mixing navy Heidi Swapp Colorshine with modeling paste, and applied it through the Mini Heart Dusty Attic stencil. Lastly, I used the 'packaging technique' to create a watercolour look with teal Distress Ink.

Once I had my background completed, I created a mat for my photos using a gorgeous 6" lace doily, a pink diagonal stripe 5x7 bag (cut down to size), and the polka dot crepe paper from the kit. I love creating layers behind my photos! You don't always have to use patterned paper for your layers... There are lots of items in the D-lish Scraps store that you can use for layering!

Here are some closeups of my layout...


Up in the top left hand corner of my layout I created a small cluster to balance out the larger cluster. I used the journal card from the journal pack to write my journaling (I realised afterwards that I wrote on it upside down because the tiny little hearts are upside down! Oh well!). I then added the wood veneer ampersand and the hot pink rose, (both from the kit),  as well as a glitter chipboard heart to complete the cluster.


On the bottom right hand corner of my photo I created another cluster using more pretty embellies from the kit. This cluster includes one of the gorgeous foiled flair buttons, a navy cherry blossom, a super cute tassel, and a hessian heart from my stash. I'm in love with tassels at the moment, so I was so excited to see one in this month's kit (I may have bought a few extras of these as well!).


Another one of my favourite items in the kit was this foiled die cut card! I knew I had to include this on my layout! I framed it with some spotted navy patterned paper and popped some foam tape underneath to give it extra dimension. I then added another one of the foiled flair buttons and a mini blue rose to the top right hand corner of the card. I finished my layout off by scattering the navy Sparklets around the page.

I hope that I've inspired you to play along with our Inspiration Board challenge this month! Link up your layouts here in the sidebar by the end of the month to be in the running to win a prize!

I'll be back tomorrow with another layout to share with you!

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