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Sunday, June 12, 2016


Hey Everyone,

Happy Long Weekend!
I hope that whatever you are up to is lots of fun!

Yes, yes...I am in heaven!!!! 
Not necessarily because it is a long weekend, that helps, BUT this Totally Rad Paper Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio is my ultimate...I have had so much fun working with it.
When sending me design team packs Jo sure knows how to keep me happy!! Thanks Jo!

So, this month, the lovely Jane Garner has set our challenge. I just love the challenge she has put together. So many elements to incorporate into your own take on the challenge.

Element #1: Use the word SUMMER on your layout 
Element #2: Use TEXTURE and TAGS
Element #3: Use the colour YELLOW
Element #4: Use the SKETCH

Here is my take on the challenge...

I started first of all by creating my background.

I have used Kaisercraft - Coconut cardstock and randomly sprayed some Kaiser Mist - Yellow.

I have added my texture using Texture Paste and The Crafters Workshop (TCW) - Mini Organic Matter stencil. Once dry, I added some more of the Kaiser Mist - Yellow to those areas.

 I have randomly brushed some of the gorgeous Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallic Light Patina over the texture.
This paint is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately the photos don't show the nice subtle little shimmer it has. Even dries quickly and appears to go a long way!

Here is a close up of the texture...

I added some stamping using the IndigoBlu - Ink Splats stamp set and also the Kaisercraft - Hessian Clear Stamp. I used two different inks to do this stamping.
The hessian I wanted to be subtle so I used the VersaMark Black Ink. The ink splats I wanted to be more defined so I used the Archival Ink.

I have also splattered some of the Kaiser Mist - Orange around to connect both the photo and the orange patterned paper that I have used in the layout.

Here is a close up...

There are some absolutely sensational embellishments that you can get to coordinate with this paper range. I have used the gorgeous Acetate Stars, the Wood Veneer pieces and also the Woodies. They truly make embellishing pages easy!

Well I hope that you have enjoyed reading about my take on Jane's great challenge (Well done, Jane!)
If you feel the need to purchase these products so that you can also be in heaven with me...make sure you head over to the Scrapbookit Online Store or send Jo an email and she will pop them in the post for you!

While I am here...don't forget to book in for our October Retreat weekend! I hear spots are disappearing fast. It is always a fun weekend. Details are on Jo's last blog post!

Well, that is all from me!
Be sure to enjoy your long weekend whatever it is that you are doing!



  1. I love this layout Mel!! I just love the colours :) And I think I need some of the paint Mel used please Jo! Will have to get some next time I am up at your place :)

    1. Well you will be able to grab some at crop day next Saturday Jess.

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  2. Love this Mel, your background looks awesome. I'm glad you had fun with this range.


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