Thursday, 5 July 2018

"You are My Love" by Monique

Good morning Scrap Matrix fans, Monique here with my first layout for this month's "How Sweet It Is" challenge.
Just to refresh your memory, here is a picture of the gorgeous moodboard:

This is what I created with it:

I was so inspired by the delicious lolly colours of the pink, lemon and green in the moodboard, and decided to base my layout around that.  To match the whole "love" theme of the layout, what better photo to choose than one of myself and my wonderful man at our recent engagement party.

I used as my base paper this beautiful 13 Arts "Aria's Story" - Sweet Music paper.  The first thing I did was apply some Dylusions paint in "Polished Jade" using an AALL&Create stencil.  Next, I stamped some stitched lines over the paint using an AALL&Create Stamp similar to this stitched stamp.  I then drew roughly where I wanted my photo to go, then added some stencilling with AALL&Create Stencil #27, and some black archival ink, making sure I added the "rays" part centrally under the photo.  I then went in and added some stars with the same stencil and some black achival ink.

Once I was happy with my background, I added some layers across the green stencilling with some Dylusions Washi Tape and some German Scrap Renaissance Petite Black strips.  I then backed my photo in black cardstock and adhered it onto my layout.

I wanted to keep the bright happy vibe of my layout, so I added some embelishments using the same pinks, lemons and greens that had inspired me in the firsts place.  First, I spayed some Dylusion Ink in Polished Jade onto some packaging, and then splotched it onto some white yardstick.  I dried the ink, then splotched on some Dylusion Ink Bubblegum Pink using the same technique.  I dried the ink again, then added some Dylusion Ink in Lemon Squeeze onto the white carrdstock  in the same way.  Once all the ink was dry, I stamped some hearts onto the cardstock using the AALL&Create Stamp Set #12.  I then got some chipboard hearts from the Blue Fern Studios Eclectic Hearts pack and the "You Are My Love" title from the 13 Arts Arias Story Chipboard Sheet and painted them in Dylusions Paint in Bubblegum Pink.  I also got some chipboard embellishments from this Mambi chipboard embellishment pack.

Finally, I finished off my layout with some more stamping, some random scribbling of the word "love" using a White Irresistable Pico Embellisher some doodling with white and black pens and some Dylusions Ink Bubblegum Pink splatters.

Here are some close ups:

Thank you for popping by today and allowing me to show you my interpretation of this fabulous challenge.  Don't forget you have until the end of the month to get your layout done and uploaded into the folder on the Scrap Matrix Shares Page on Facebook.

Here is a list, with links of the products I've used that are available at Scrap Matrix:

Happy scrapping folks!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, love the colour palette. Tracy ❤️❤️

  2. Thank you so much Tracy