Wednesday, May 12, 2021


Are you already enjoying springy sunny weather where you live? Well I can honestly tell you that I will go crazy if spring doesn't start soon here in Luxembourg... :) That's why I love creating super bright and sunny layouts, so I can look at them, rather to look outside my windows... LOL!!

For this layout, I absolutely wanted to use a cute Doodlebug cut file. I went through the cut files in the shop and found these cute planters. I cut them out, using Doodlebug cardstock in pink, blue, some brown and two different shades of green. I adhered all the pieces together after shading them a bit, using a dauber and my Distress Oxides. 

For my background, I did a bit of mixed media, by prepping my page with gesso and then using acrylics and acrylic inks and a lot of water. I decided to go with bright green and teal colors for the background and when everything was dry, I added white splatters with my Montana marker... of course... :)

When my background was ready, I took my two plants and put them on my page just to see where exactly I wanted to place them. I adhered them using foam tape and little foam squares to create dimension and shadows on my layout.

I used a photo I took two years ago, when I was on vacation in Italy and we visited Isola Bella. I think that photo matches the vibe of the layout perfectly... magical, springy and like a fairytale... haha. I matted the photo on pink patterned paper and then some vellum and adhered it to the layout, letting some of the leaves of the plants overlap it. 

Then came the best part: embellishing! For my title, I used some alpha letters in black, the die-cut piece saying "beautiful" and I hand-cut the letters to write "place" from different patterned papers from the collection. 

I used flower stickers from the sticker roll, enamel shapes and dots and jewels... Can't have enough of those!! I also cut hand-cut out a sun from yellow paper to place behind my photo and fill up a bit of the white space on the upper part of the layout. 

I LOVE the cute little snails on the planters... so ADORABLE! To finish, I placed a Doodle Pops fairy on one of the planters, which was the perfect final touch. 

I hope you like the layout and are inspired to create something springy and happy, using a ton of Doodlebug embellishments! :)  Thanks so much for stopping by, see you soon!

Doodlebug Products Used
Fairy Garden Collection
Cardstock in pink, blue, brown and green
6x6 paper pad Dots & Stripes

Other Products
Silhouette Cameo
Acrylic Inks
White cardstock sheet
Distress Oxides

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