Monday, May 13, 2013

valerie & michael

 I am constantly pinning ideas on Pinterest to use for scrapping inspiration, and I finally used 2 of the pins on this layout - here's the link to the quote and here's the link for the inspiration for the cascading sequins/paper circles .

I went with a monochromatic feel to the layout - not something I usually do - but I like the effect and I really wanted the quote to shine. I have collected tons of sequins, so I wanted to use a lot on my layout which I achieved not only in the cascades but I also filled a vellum envelope with them too!

For the quote, I printed onto my cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo - I finally broke into the pens!! Since I don't have a large format printer ( nor the space to house it), the Silhouette is perfect for printing on my 12x12 layouts!!

I hadn't planned on the black arrow paper layered on top of the gray and verse papers, but I had a horrible mishap with some stamping and had to cover it up. Not exactly what I wanted, but not a bad cover-up!

Sewing sequins down is kind of tricky - some flew off as a sewed over them and some even broke - but I just glued some more on top of the sewing!

I used some products from my May Studio Calico kits (scrapbook and PL), but I also used some papers from previous kits (February) and even a paperclip from my stash that I've had for several years!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!


  1. this is such a fantastic page! I loved it as soon as I saw it in the Studio Calico gallery ... super inspiring :)

  2. So awesome - I love the sequins!

  3. Great use of the sequins and I like the black paper, pulls your eye to the photo too.

  4. I just love the sequins and the monochromatic effect. Stunning!

  5. too funny i just did a monochrome layout today and i never do them and i LOVE the sequins, it was the first thing that caught my eye

  6. Beautiful, love the tone on tone!!