Thursday, 27 August 2015

Wonderful - Sassy Scrapper and Off the Rails August Challenges

Hi there!

Today I'm sharing a layout that I created for the Sassy Scrapper August Recipe Challenge and the Off the Rails August Mood Palette Challenge.

This is the Recipe Challenge at Sassy Scrapper this month...

August  Recipe Challenge

And this month at Off the Rails, they have both a sketch and a mood board to inspire us...

So here is the layout that I've created for these challenges...

This photo of my hubbie and I was taken when we went on a cruise 3 years ago! We had such a wonderful time and this particular day we visited the beautiful island of Lifou!

From the mood board, I was inspired by the colours and the butterflies. I loved the sketch, and stuck to it fairly closely, except that I used one photo instead of two, and I added a little cluster in the bottom right hand corner.

I have definitely gone "off the rails" with this layout... this is the first time that I've created a layout with NO PATTERNED PAPER!!! I am not usually a mixed media / messy kind of scrapper, but I wanted to challenge myself, and I'm happy with the end result! I was super inspired by Heather McMahon's layout and tutorial!

Here are some closeups...

To create the 'watercolour' effect I've used Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Citron and Dylusions spray ink in Lemon Zest. Also on my background I've used a Kaisercraft stamp with black ink, a Kaisercraft stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I've stamped with a round lid dipped in Black Colorshine, and I've added three different strips of washi tape (all from D-lish Scraps). I also tucked some tangled thread under my photo for some added texture.

To embellish my layout, you can see here that I've added some black resin butterflies and a flower from D-lish Scraps, as well as a Kaisercraft die cut.

I also added a Pinkfresh Studio die cut and scattered some D-lish enamel dots around as well.

For my title I used Amy Tangerine Thickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my layout! Thank you for any comments that you leave also!

There's still a few days left to join in on these challenges if you haven't yet!



  1. This looks amazing! The hint of mixed media looks fabulous and fits the colours perfectly! A wonderful take on the challenges!

  2. Gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the circles!!!!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous page Mandy, love all the details!

  4. Great page and with no patterned paper! Thanks for joining us on Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

  5. Well done for getting out of your comfort zone. I love your layout! The colours are so bright and vibrant and reflect the mood board so well. So many details but not overcrowded. Excellent work. Thank you for joining and sharing with us at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

  6. Amazing page... Love all the white background space and all the added touches that make it fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

  7. Oh YES! I LOOOOOVE it....go you with no pp.....the pop of black against the colour is divine & the use of washi and stenciling....just glorious. You've won me over;) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Off the Rails:):)

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  9. You really nailled the challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.

  10. Beautiful layout! So fresh and vibrant!

  11. Such a simple page and white space. Love it thanks for joining us at Off the Rails Scrapbooking

  12. This is awesome Mandy - and yes I noticed the lack of patterned paper! I love the clean, crisp look you've created. And thanks so much for the lovely comment! Thanks for joining in at Off The Rails.

  13. fabulous and creative page.. great take on the sketch and colour palette from OTRS

  14. A lovely page Mandy. Great clean design with lots of gorgeous elements. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sassy!