Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vellum: New Beginnings Layout by Mendi

It's Mendi here today and I am happy to be sharing a must have staple to any paper crafter's arsenal: Vellum!  But not just any vellum, Sprinkles Vellum.  I am smitten.  I love it's translucent quality and those sweet little raised glossy polka-dots!
To fully show off it's translucent qualities I cut two butterflies on my silhouette in two different sizes which I layered on top of each other and then tied with doodle twine to form my antennas.I found that it was easy to hide my adhesive on the center of my bottom butterfly with the multiple layers (although 3M spray mount is an excellent product when in doubt--Just make sure to do it inside a big cardboard box because it can ruin any surfaces it lands on).  ;)
To form my diamond background I altered and cropped a square lattice card design on my Silhouette software and then cut diamonds slightly larger from different colors of the sprinkles vellum which I glued with a Zig glue pen to the backside.  I embellished the design with sugar coated brads applied at each point.
To repeat my color scheme I used small tone-on-tone polka-dot (and striped) prints from various 6x6 collection pads for my journaling strips.  I love that Doodlebug has a consistent color scheme year after year so I know I will always be able to mix and match.
There are so many fun ways to use this amazing product.  Make sure you keep checking back to see all the cool projects the team has up their sleeves.  :)


  1. LOVE that lattice!!!! Great LO Mendi!

  2. Amazing Mendi!! Thanks for showing us another facet to you and your sweetness, This page rocks and I love the diamonds with the vellum in - so dang cool and pretty!!

  3. Love it! Shows off the product so well. So creative! I too love that Doodlebug color scheme to mix and match new and old!

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  5. EVERY element in EACH quarter of your layout is FABULOUS Mendi - your Sprinkles vellum butterflies are BEAUTIFUL, your diamonds a DELIGHT and your journaling JOYOUS!!!
    I really LOVE your page & the CREATIVITY and I am SO HAPPY that you have a diagnosis with HOPE for feeling better!!! I know what it is like to suffer a chronic disease (I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and some other associated ailments) => we can face the coming months together with NEW HOPE and make some NEW BEGINNINGS :)


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