Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waves of fun

Hello everyone !

I'm here today to show a little step-by-step. How about a summer layout ?

Here is what I used  :

-         Blue paper (Scrapabilities)
-         Pink paper (The Paper Studio)
-         White cardstock
-         Two green washi tapes (one large, one small)
-         Faber-Castell artist pen Big Brush in skyblue and cobalt green
-         Border acrylic stamp (Inkadinkado)
-         Faber-Castell white Gelato
-         White ink (Colorbox)
-         White acrylic paint
-         White gel pen (Sakkura)
-         4 corners (Jolee’s Boutique)
-         turquoise glitter gel pen (optional)
-         adhesives (Glossy accent by Ranger, Scotch ATG)

  1. Make a square with the large green washi tape, ¼” apart from the edges.
  2. Tear the edges of the pink paper to have approx. a 11”x11” square. Place it over the washi square.
  3. Using the big brush pen cobalt green and skyblue, ink the border stamp, and stamp below the edges of the pink square.

  1. Make a square at the bottom of the stamped border with the small green washi tape. Add the white corners.Write your journaling on the washi tape with a white gel pen.

  1. Mark lightly the place of your picture with a pen. Draw intricate spirals around with a white gelato. Ink in white the spirals (you can use your fingertip for a more precise application). Spray few small drops of white paint inside the square of green washi.

  1. Distress the edges of your picture (scissors or distress tool). Place it in the center of your page.
  2. Place your title above and under the picture. I drew mine on white paper with a turquoise glitter gel pen and the “Art Brewery” font using SCAL and a die-cutting machine, but you can use any pre-made alphabet.
  3. Nothing more. You’re done.


  1. So wonderful to see how this came together, Valerie! Love the big title work on this pretty page!

  2. Love the white swirls behind the photo. Makes the splashes look 3-d.