Monday, 11 July 2016

BE | Sue Plumb

Hi Flutterby peeps!
I am so excited to be here today for my first share since joining the team officially. So to start you all off, (and for anyone who doesn't know me), I thought I might jump in with a layout that features a photo! *gasp* Like many of you, I don't often scrap photos of myself (and when I do the kids are usually in it with me), so I thought I would cut loose with this one...

I started by creating my background on a sheet of patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I used orange Flutter Colour Paint, which I swiped across my page with an old credit card, and then squeezed yellow to create some of the "Anita-style" paint splatters. (I was itching to try this technique with these paints, and I am very impressed with the result - it retains its shape and dimension perfectly!)

I cut out this Dr Suess quote from an Everyday Etc 'One of Those Days' Photo Cards to use instead of journaling. It seemed really appropriate for this layout about me, and I am a huge Dr Suess fan. You can also see where I used the Stargazed stencil to add some doodled stars to my background using a Sharpie pen.

I used some short phrases cut from the 'Cool' and 'Monochrome' Snippet Strips packs to support my title. These are a quick and easy way to add extra words to your layouts by simply cutting them up and sticking them on. (And there are so many to choose from, making them great value too!)

For the layers under my photo, I used a combination of washi tapes; a paper doily; tissue paper; a couple of Page Tabs; and one of the Everyday Etc 'Brights - Filler Cards'. I also used the 'Abstract 4' wood veneer piece (which I coloured black with a paint pen) to the right of my photo to help balance my design.

To finish, I added a cute camera Flair Button (from set #229), which I nested on some cotton thread and a few Enamel Dots. (Because let's face it - what layout is complete without either of those, right?)

Thanks for stopping by today for my first official Flutterby Designs post, am looking forward to sharing many more projects with you all!