Be Remarkable – Rachel Lowe

Hello scrappy people!

Today I have another guest design team layout for Speigelmom Scraps.

I am so in love with the new Glitter Girl collection by Shimelle and it was like the Speigelmom Scrap sequins You Are My Sunshine were made to coordinate with this collection.

I firstly cut some simple single daisy flowers and attached randomly over my background paper going for white on white, which is all about adding texture.

I then chose the bright floral and pink polka dot papers to keep it fun and bright.

I then created a embellishment feature and added the You Are My Sunshine sequin mix around it.

I have layered and used foam tape on some of the elements. I then finished off with some machine sewing.

My title ‘Be Remarkable’ is a cut file. I made this into another cluster feature by adding the die cut girl and finishing off with adding some more of the You Are My Sunshine sequin mix.

I have ensured my sequins are all flowing in the same direction as it draws your eye to one feature to another.

I think the sequins really give this layout sparkle and shine!

Thank you for stopping by today and I will be back next week at Spiegelmom Scraps with one final guest designer share and it will be all about a boy!

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Hello Beautiful – Rachel Lowe:

Today I have my second guest DT layout and I have gone super floral and super pretty. There is no better way to add more pretty than adding some sequins!

I have used a wonderful wreath cut file (Paige Evans Silhouette Design store) and so I could fill one of the flowers with sequins I cut two exactly the same size. I paper pieced the back of the flowers with patterned paper on the first cut file. I then brushed glue onto the largest flower and added my sequins gently pressing them flat and left until dry. I then added my second cut file and glued only on the flower parts so the leaves look like they are floating.

I have used the wonderful Painted Gardens sequin mix which went perfectly with this collection (Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream).

I then added random sequins around my key embellishments such as the bird, feather and butterfly.

I have sewn on some of my embellishments to add texture. I finished off splattering lightly some black colour shine.

I so love this colour combo and my sequin bling!!!!!!!!

Here are some close up photos for you.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope this layout has inspired you to get out your sequins and add some bling to your day!

Hey Girl Layout by Rachel Lowe:

Hello scrappy friends well I am thrilled to be here as a guest designer for the month of November.

Here is a little about me! I live in wonderful Perth, Australia. I am married with four kids, 1 dog and three cats and yes our house is loud and a bit crazy! I am a nurse by profession. I have been scrapping for 10 years now and I love the creative process and the balance it brings my life.

Here is my first layout that was inspired the gorgeous sequins that I received. I wanted to incorporate a butterfly shaker into my layout but when I found a die cut saying Hey Girl I decided to create another shaker. I have used the beautiful sequin mix Road Trips and Sunshine which is stunning with its muted turquoise with a hint of copper.

I am a bit of a cut file addict and use them on nearly all of my layouts whether as a feature or just to add a title. Here I have used a floral heart cut file by Paige Evans Silhouette Design Store. I have also used her latest collection Turn the Page because of the colours and butterflies which was what I had in mind to create.

Shakers are a delightful way to add a feature to your layout and you can never have enough bling! The butterfly shaker I have only layered enough to add my sequins and acetate so it did not seem to bulky and I knew I wanted to attach under my photo but I added several more paper layers on the Hey Girl square shaker as it was going to be my title.

I always add some form of sewing to my layouts whether it be hand sewing or machine sewing, I love the look and how it adds texture to layouts. I am also big on using foam tape and adding to my elements as I am not big on flat layouts. You will see on this layout there is machine sewing and lots of foam taped elements.

Here are some close up photos of my layout:

Thank you for stopping by today and see you next week xxx