Sunday, 10 March 2013

You Are My Sunshine (Scoot)

Ready for something girly?  Oh go on then.  Several of the girls on the retreat with me last weekend couldn't believe that I had made this with the same Echo Park Scoot collection from S J Crafts that all the others came from.  It honestly did and it just shows that with careful coordination you can use most collections for most things.

Bella is wearing orange and aqua in the picture so I picked up those colours in the collection using a couple of the B sides.  Using kraft card stock helps to ground the colour scheme and then I added pops of colour with the stunning American Crafts ribbon rose and some embroidery floss.  Its wonderful to be able to use my threads on layouts and feel like I'm getting something out of my years of cross stitching   Although as a slight aside, Louis is enjoying stitching with felt at the moment and today he convinced me to buy him a £1.29 cross stitch set for him to try so I could well be back into it before long!

This fabulous heart background is a freebie from Daniela Dobson (thanks Daniela!) and I used the reverse side as a mask for some light misting with Mister Huey's first for a subtle background.

I die cut the title on my Silhouette too and I really like the subtlety of the kraft against the orange although I have gone around all of the die cuts with a white gel pen.  Some charms, buttons, pearl brads and pretty stick pins and the end result is something far more feminine that would be immediately obvious from such a colourful boy themed collection.

You can expect to see more of these wonderful die cut backgrounds here as I got a bit carried away with them but I do love them and the different effects they can give.

So that's layout number 3 and I'll be sharing yet more in the next few days.

Bye for now


  1. you really are showcasing this gorgeous collection beautifully. Another gorgeous layout x

  2. Ooh I love that rose ribbon. What a great colour too. Lovely page of your sweet girl x

  3. I love it! Thanks so much for using my files and linking to my blog!!

  4. That is a gorgeous layout, the sun just bursts right off the page x

  5. It's got such a lovely "gypsy" feel to it with the threads and that cute headscarf. Beautiful!

  6. The orange and lison xxturquoise work beautifully your use of embroiidery threads!
    Alison xx

  7. LOVE your layout and what an adorable photo~ I love the diecut background and the little sprinkles of embellishments and thread throughout the layout. Lovely!


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