Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Layout: Happy New Year

I love January!
Christmas is over. The kids are on holidays and we can fill our days as we please.
Gives me more time in my day, therefore time for creating!

I loved the challenge set by Show us your stuff.
It was a mood board and I had the perfect photo for it!

I've been playing with my Dylusions inks of late, so decided to give them a go with
this challenge. I unscrewed the lid and used the sprayer hose...the bit inside the ink
to create this background. I saw Dyan Reaveley's video about using your ink like
a drawing tool.

I used that idea to create a strip,sort of like a firework. Then I flicked it around to make
the splotches! Loved the result! Left it to dry, then ran my sewing machine up and down
with black cotton and a few across bits too. Added my photo, lettering, journalling, a few
bits of paper and washi, so not as to cover too much of my background. I also used some
very old rub ons that you can see near the stitching. Some splotches in black.

My handmade item is the diamond looking page pebble that I made a few years ago but
had never used. On it went, along with the "funny" pebble. Makes me laugh when I
see this pic, as we had such a fun time on New Years!

Lastly, time for sequins. I never use them on layouts, so why not?
Best part was I had them in the colours I needed!

So, here's my layout...

 Thanks for stopping by!

Chat soon,


Maria said...

Great layout Michelle! I love Dylusions too, recently bit the bullet and purchesed most of the colours.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow this layout is FANTASTIC!!! Love what you did with Dylusions - really wonderful!

Michelle Jamieson said...

Thanks girls...I love it, too! :) xx

sarah martin said...

Love this page! Amazing background. Love the effect with your dylusions and the stitching. Thanks for playing at SUYS x

Chloe :-) said...

Fantastic bright happy page! I just ADORE your background and think I'd better try that technique! Thanks for playing along at SUYS :)

Paula said...

Love how you created that background Michelle...simply brilliant! It's fun & colourful...thanks for joining us this month at SUYS :)

Michelle Jamieson said...

Thanks so much girls...think this is my fave layout of 2014 so far! :)