Monday, April 13, 2015

Sk8er Girl

I was so honored to be invited to join the Bella Blvd team for the 2015-2016 year and I couldn't wait to start playing with Stephanie's newest collections.

I'm offering a giveaway on Instagram so make sure to follow me @heatherleopard over there to enter for a chance to win!

My Creative Team intro is up on the Bella Blvd blog today and I'm sharing 1 of 2 new layouts here.

The Color Chaos collection was the perfect pairing for this photo of my youngest when we went skating last month over Spring Break.

For those Bella Blvd fans who may be visiting me for the first time and don't know me, my signature style is all about pattern paper, color and creating fun backgrounds.  For today's layout, I simply hand cut paper strips, not caring if they were straight. Actually, I wanted them to be a little off. I cut them all to about the same length and width and then stitched them willy-nilly on white cardstock to create my background.

I put a simple white frame around my photo to help make it stand out when layered over the paper strips. Then added some embellishments over and around the photo.

Another thing about me is that I don't always think about the title when I'm creating my background and that happened here on this layout but it all worked out.  I used a combo of different chipboard and sticker alphas to create the title up at the top using a number in my title to give it a little edge.  My plan at first was to use just the "8" sticker but it just looked odd because it was smaller than the other and very flat.  My solution was to stitch around the outside of the 8 and then I added enamel dots to give it more weight.

You'll have to visit the Bella blog to see the other layout I created, or wait to see it here in a couple of days.  It involves paper weaving and it was a lot of fun to create so why don't ya just head over there now to see it and leave me and Becki some love.

One last thing before you go...make sure to follow me on Instagram. I'm giving two of these away. All the details are at


Chocoscrapaholic said...

I love Color Chaos, and I adore what you did with it! Those embellishments are what you did with the "8"!

morentin1326 said...

omgs... awesome

Kat said...

awesome layout, heather! i'm really excited to be working with you on the BB team this year!

bernii miller said...

This is just awesome !!! LOVE it so much Heather ♥

Unknown said...

really like this! great use of paper strips

Rhonda said...

What an amazing layout. I love the detail. You are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!