Happy Saturday, friends! Missy here again, and I’m kicking off a week of Scraplifts here on the blog. We are all choosing a fellow DT member to scraplift, and I chose a gorgeous layout by Gwen Wruck. She created a large star, used the You Rock collection, and used a photo of her cat. I decided to do the same 🙂 I gathered a few papers and cut a few large stars using my Silhouette Cameo. I just wanted a stack of crooked stars on the background, so I used the outlines of the stars as well as the centers that were cut out. I was excited to go with a boy-themed layout since I scrap about little girls all the time 🙂 I added some white gesso in various places and then used some bright blue Shimmerz spray along with some darker grey spray on top of it. I wanted to pull out that pretty blue color. I embellished with some Flair Button, Accessory Stickers, Chipboard Stickers, Die Cut Ephemera and some Wood Veneer.
I really love this color scheme. I wasn’t planning on adding any reds to it, but I decided to fussy cut a few stars from patterned paper, and I love the pop of color it gives. Here I created a small cluster with a few stars, a flair button and a “You Rock” die cut piece. I did do a bit of machine stitching around the blue star with some light grey thread.
I created another cluster over on the left. I fussy cut the bigger white star from patterned paper also and added the “Rad” circle die cut with some thread under it. I also fussy cut a few Washi Tape stars out and placed them around the page.
I went simple with my title and used one of the Wood Veneer words. I used some alpha stickers from the Life is Beautiful collection and added in a sticker and a die cut. I didn’t do any journaling on this page since it didn’t really need a story.
I love how gesso can lighten things up. I smudged and blended it pretty thin so it gave it a hazy look. I love how this allows ink sprays to keep their true colors without seeping into the paper. I added in a bit of yellow thread under the photo as well as some tissue paper and adhesive foam for dimension.
I love the Rubber Charms! I used one here right on top of the photo. I used another Flair Button here with more thread under it. I used a few pieces from the cut apart patterned paper as layers behind the photo.
I love how the background turned out and how you can see it peeking out from behind the photo. I layered in another fussy cut star with a sticker as well as a Washi Tape star and a Chipboard star.
I hope this inspires you! I had lots of fun scraplifting Gwen. It gave me ideas I wouldn’t normally have tried, and I love that! I have a process video here if you’d like to see how I created this.
Thanks so much for stopping in! Have a great weekend!