Scrapbooking in Bliss

Today is the first time Kyan (My cheeky 4 year old) spent a full day at school – and after cleaning, cooking, tidying, sorting, filing bills, I sat down at my craft table to play with my new sale-a-bration stamp set “Bliss”. I thought I would make a scrapbook layout featuring some of my favourite pics of Kyan when he was a babe:

I selected my colour combination using the Stampin Up Colour Coach – by simply turning to Marina Mist which I new was my background colour of choice and flipped the card over to pick from the colour combinations suggested on the reverse… In this case I chose Marina Mist, Real Red and Old Olive – why? because they worked well with the colours in my photos… See?

First, I stamped the large background stamp in Marina Mist randomly over a 12×12 textured sheet of cardstock.  I then colour spritzed with my spritzer tool and Old Olive Marker.  I placed each photo on a mat of either Real Red or Old Olive.  I placed them in the middle of my layout.  I added a few of the small flowers from Bliss and then set about creating some embellishments with my three cardstock colours and my Boho Blossoms Punch. Here is a closeup of the blooms I created:

See how sparkly they are? I assembled the blossoms, secured them with a brad, and then sprayed them with Shimmer Mist that I created by mixing Isocol, Frosty White Shimmer Paint and Old Olive re-inker.  I think the finished product is just delicious! I couldnt resist adding the little butterfly that comes in the Bliss Stampset and of course the Bliss sentiment itself.

There is nothing complicated about this layout – simple elements, One single stamp set, two colours of ink and three colours of card stock (more or less!)  I am always surprised how easily layouts come together if you follow the “suggestions” Stampin’ Up! make with their stamp set coordination and of course the colour coach.

I really enjoyed my quick hour of scrapbooking this afternoon, and hope you can manage to steal an hour soon from your busy schedule to create a simple layout of your own 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today…

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