Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cute - Bella Blvd

Christin Gronnslett May 2015 Cute 01
This layout was on the Bella Blvd blog. 
I am no typical scrapper that documents the daily events, I am more a collector of faces and expressions as my kids grow older as with this layout. The kids might prefer it if I did Project Life (as the ask me to photograph small things all the time - like things they build from Legos, etc), but for me as a scrapper I scrap for me and I get inspired by mixing color products with papers. To create this page I first used a spatula to spread clear gesso on white cardstock. (Note, clear gesso is clear and will not give your cardstock a yellow tint like the white gesso does, and mixes with the mist better). I usually work with multiple backgrounds at the same time so I let the gesso air dry. Then I start dropping mist on the page. Some drops I use a waterbrush on, the rest I just drop. For multiple layers of drops I let the drops dry before adding more layers. For the drops I mostly use shades or similar colors to the papers I intend to use, like you see here. I make these backgrounds to ease the contrast between the bold colors and the white cardstock and the fact that I can’t handle straight lines very well. I hope I have inspired you to mix some colors with the papers.  
Christin Gronnslett May 2015 Cute detail 01
Christin Gronnslett May 2015 Cute detail 02
Christin Gronnslett May 2015 Cute detail 03
Color Chaos: Punch Strandz, Orange Strandz, Oreo Black Strandz, Peep Strandz, Daily Details, Just Write Journaling, Trinkets; Simply Spring: Treasure & Text; Clear Cuts: Punch Confetti; Invisibles: Click Click; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: Peep; Ciao Chip Elements: WhatNots, Symbols, Hearts & Stars; Crochet Hearts: Punch; Feathers: Frosting; Enamel Dots: Guacamole


  1. This is so amazing!!! I love the way you added the solatters - it's just stunning with the mic of striped papers! And you added a feather!?! SO VERY COOL!! ❤️

  2. Great layout with amazing embellishments!

  3. sigh !!! this is so delish , I always love to see your stunning creations x