Last weekend I participated in a “Scraplift the person above you” challenge over at Studio Calico. This gave me the chance/excuse to lift a layout from the amazing Suz Mannecke (see her very cool layout here). I love her layout and although I stuck to her design pretty closely, I tried to put my own spin on this lift:
I am so in love with that chevron background stamp (by Jenni Bowlin), stamped here in Crumb Cake in by Stampin’ Up! I also stamped the white grid-ish pattern on the blue cardstock scallops using the background stamp that came in the kit (I don’t know its name but it’s a super cool grid with triangles) and white staz-on ink. I love each and every one of those layered papers behind the photo. I don’t know why, but seeing my favourite papers peeking out from under one another makes me so happy! And those cool letter stickers are giving this non-floral girl reason to love Prima!
I also layered some velum under the American Crafts chipboard frames (after running the vellum through my typewriter). I love how all the linear elements (chevron stamp and paper strips, grid stamp on the blue scallops, woodgrain lines, beaded lines in the green paper, and criss crossed lines on the blue chipboard frame) contrast with the paint splats, which have more of an organic/messy look. I think this is my favourite layout since Boy in a Bin!
And here is the process vid. Let me know if you have any questions about supplies used.