Hello friends!! Its Melissa here and I’m back to share a grid layout that I created with the gorgeous ‘DAYDREAM’ Collection!  I really can’t get enough of it at the moment, and I was so excited to create a layout for our theme this week of sequins, hearts and flowers!  My oldest daughter recently turned 11, and I was really keen to get her birthday party cake photos scrapped. I went with a bold background for a change and used ‘UP IN THE CLOUDS’ which has beautiful small feathers and leaves on it.

As well as scattering sequins from the ‘SEQUINS AND FLOWERS’ from the collection I also wanted to use them in a creative way, so I hand stitched two rows of them onto one of the rainbows from the ‘DIE CUT EPHEMERA’. I used embroidery threads in matching colours, and also chain stitched on the two rows of the rainbow that I didn’t add sequins to.  It ended up so cute and I love how it looks!

I didn’t add anymore patterned paper to my layout, but instead used two three of the frames from the ‘DIE CUT EPHEMERA’. I used white gesso around the frames to soften the visual transition to the bold background paper. It also enabled me to paint and splatter some shimmery mist for a subtle mixed media effect.   I embellished the frames with ephemera flowers, and I also used three of the paper flowers from the ‘SEQUINS AND FLOWERS’.  Of course I had to add one of the “PUFFY HEARTS’ and Azaria chose the yellow one.

I made my title with one of the ‘DIE CUT TITLES’ and the “Happy Day” is from the ‘DIE CUT EPHEMERA’, but I cut the ‘s’ of the end of the word ‘Days”.  I really wanted to play on the birthday theme of my page.

I added two rows of machine stitching to my third frame and popped up an ephemera flower cluster.  I also added a sticker from the ‘ACCESSORY STICKERS’.  I also added some of the gold leaf sequins to my flowers for extra interest.

You can watch my layout come together in the process video below.

Have an awesome rest of your weekend!!  I hope I’ve inspired you to use your sequins, puffy hearts and flowers.

Melissa xx


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