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Friday, November 27, 2015

You Make Me Smile

Good morning everyone!

I'm back today to share with you another layout I have created using the Echo Park 'Pirate's Life' collection. 

My layout has nothing to do with pirates! I wanted to create something that still used the gorgeous bright papers but not necessarily related to the pirate theme!

Here is what I came up with...

I still used the sketch for this months challenge, I did some stamping and I used a song title!

I spent a little bit of time creating my background. I started by covering my Cardstock in transparent gesso. I sprayed and sprayed again. Added Moulding paste, Dylusions paint and stamped. Then in some parts sprayed again until I came up with what I took a little bit but I'm pretty happy with the end result.

On my tag I have used the chorus of the song Smile by Uncle Kracker and made a feature of the last line of the chorus by adding it to my layout. 

I have used again the Harlequin Clumps on my layout (such awesome value when you can get so many projects from one pack). This time I have left them with a matt effect by inking them with Versamark Ink and not embossed them. 

Materials Used:
Kaisercraft Cardstock - White and Licorice, Kaiser Mists - Red, Yellow and Denim, Prima Colour Bloom - Cobalt, Transparent Gesso, Moulding Paste, Dylusions Paint - Lemon Zest and London Blue, Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Crackle, tag, bakers twine - assorted colours, black ribbon, Echo Park - Pirate's Life collection - papers, paper pad, element stickers and alpha stickers, 2Crafty Harlequin clumps and Versamark Ink - Cardinal. 

I hope that this has inspired you to get crafting today!

You only have a few days to get your entry for this month in. Make sure you do...nothing quite like winning a prize for doing something you love!

Happy Scrapping!


  1. You are really rocking these backgrounds, Looks great and what a cheeky little boy in the photo! Where is time going???

  2. I really love your background Mel!! It looks fantastic! Loving the bright colours too. Brayden is so cute :)


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