Scrapbooking layout: So cute when bored

Scrap Africa is a challenge blog with two monthly challenges. The first one always comes with a layout sketch, and the second one with a mood board, a special theme, a quote or such. Projects made by the design team and challenge participants are always a great source for inspiration, and when I saw the August mood board I decided to play along, too!

I loved the bright orange and yellow colours that reminded me of our wonderful family vacation trip in Germany this summer. Oh, how I miss those warm, beautiful and relaxing days! Those warm colours were the inspiration for this layout:

The layout background was first covered with a strip of patterned paper and strips of dotted tissue paper. I covered those first layers with clear gesso and painted over with yellow and orange watercolours. Additional pattern was created with stamps, bits of washi tape, and doodling with a black marker.

There are also stickers, pieces of a chipboard grid and leftover papers, and die-cut embellishments.

This layout was made of love for patterned papers, mixed media joy, and wonderful memories. Loved every creative minute of making it!

Wishing you a great day,
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  1. Wowwww, una página fabulosa!!!, impresionante todo el conjunto!!. Muchas gracias por acompañarnos en Scrap África!! :))

  2. Elina this is gorgeous! I love the fresh and beautiful styling and the background so fabulous! The sentiment and photo so love it all! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with our mood board at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  3. Omg Elina!!!!
    Your page is Spectacular!!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!!!

  4. A beautifully vibrant page and lovely photo. I really like your title to. I really love Orange and Black together. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa :)

  5. Stunning scrapbook page! Love the colours....the title looks really great....

  6. Gorgeous layout! I love the watercolour effect and fantastic photo. Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

  7. wow!great page!I like your composition! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Africa!
    xoxo, Asica

  8. I love it! Just can't say more... That is soooo... great;) Thak u for playing at Scrap Africa!

  9. Upea leiska, Elina, kiitos kun osallistuit Scrap African haasteeseen! Ihailen etenkin kerroksellisuutta ja värien runsautta. Ja niin paljonpuhuva kuva :-) Kirkasta gessoa täytyis näköjään päästä itsekin kokeilemaan!

  10. Wonderful page!!!! Thank you for joining us @Scrap Africa!