Monday, 30 March 2015

For Ever (Lets Get Sketchy)

Hello again!  I'm back today with a layout for our 5th Monday of March challenge over at Lets Get Sketchy.  This month the challenge is to create a layout based on a mood board and a sketch.  I LOVE mood board challenges as there are so many directions to be inspired.

My layout has a photo of Shaun and I taken in January.  I used a gelato and a stencil to create my background, then layered my papers and embellishments, and finished with some yellow water colour paint.  I was inspired by the Spring colours of yellow, pink and green, and wanted to capture the whimsical nature of the mood board images.  Dear Lizzy Neapolitan was perfect for this layout, and I also added some Lucky Charm and Crate Paper.

I was inspired by Missy Whidden, who creates amazingly beautiful mixed media layouts, and tears her washi tape on the horizontal as well as vertical.  

Such an awesome feeling to use up older hoarded and beloved stash!

The Crate Paper cut apart and chipboard worked really well with the Dear Lizzy products, and provided the perfect place for my title.

I fussy cut out the balloons then had trouble placing them, until they found there way here!

Here is the mood board and sketch (by our amazing leader Brenshevia):

Thanks for looking!  This is such a fun challenge so make sure you play along.


  1. stunning page, sweet pic of you two and all those layers!! LOVE how your page turned out so soft!!!

  2. So pretty Melissa! Love the soft colors on your layout!!