A Layered Approach + Tutorial!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Today I'm sharing a layout I created for my Tuesday Tutorial on the Jillibean Soup blog and it was all about layers and the new Happy Camper Stew range. I've always been a big fan of critters, trees, flowers etc in collections because it means I can create little scenes on my pages. And seriously... I couldn't go past this adorable little fox and all the mushrooms.

DESIGNED FOR | Jillibean Soup
PROJECT | Eating-Apples Layout



WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM | Well the idea behind this layout doesn't have a lovely story or glossy photo of a gorgeous cake from Pinterest. It's simply a design I created in my head whilst I poured through the newest collection from Jillibean Soup - 'Happy Camper Stew'. There is nothing more inspiring than brand new product so I sat down and worked out what I wanted to achieve, drew my little sketch and began the process of putting it all together. I never do anything without a sketch and I have so many books full of all my rough drawings - I'd be lost without them. Besides, it's almost impossible to work on a layout such as this without some form of design because of all the layers.



ON TREND | Sequins are making a big come-back and I will happily admit that I'm thrilled because I have so many containers full of sequins in all different shapes, sizes and colours. It's nice to be able to use up supplies that have been lurking in the back of the cupboard for a long time. And even my vellum stash has been getting a big work-out lately.


For the full tutorial on how I put this layout together visit HERE!
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14 comments:

  1. this is fabulous, off to find out more right now x

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  2. Such a great layout! Love all the layers!

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  3. Gorgeous as ever, you are one clever lady...when I grow up I want to be like Melinda...♥

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  4. Always love your layouts they are amazing..xx

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  5. I'm with you on the sequins...not that I have many, but I'm not really a 'flowery' scrapper..but with sequins i can pretend to be girly & they're not too overwhelming.......you SKETCH..this is fascinating, seeing how you work a page. I just throw it all on...or get sidetracked then do something else mid-stream, so I have to change my whole page to accommodate it!!!! We are almost opposites on the scrap-ometer...if there was such a thing. Maybe I'll invent one!!!!! See, even my comments change midstream...I MEANT to say a/I miss having an orchard & b/ those 'sun rays' look GREAT & c/ LOVE the little squirrel!!!!

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  6. Such a fabulous layout! Your creativity blows my mind! TFS!!!!

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  7. YOU ARE SIMPLY AMAAAAAAAAZING!

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  8. You are just too clever girl! Love it!!!

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  9. Beautiful...love the whimsical feel of this. I really "need" sequins.

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  10. I just love the layered frame you created! Such a fantastic scene for your sweet photo! Good to know that it didn't just fall onto the page! It looks like you spent lots of time working out the details and the details are really amazing! I still need to head over to Jillibean to check out your post there. Had to leave some love here first! I will definitely be pinning this one!

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  11. Love the depth of the page, thanks for the tutorial !

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  12. Oh wow this is brilliant! Love the recessed sun rays!!! :D

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  13. Oh wow, this is just so cute!! Your layouts always look exquisite... You have so many unique ideas!!! I love all the layers & depth in this one :-)

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! Love love love!

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