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Take a Chance!

Guest designer Jenn here, back with my last post for the month, and I’m taking a page out of my daughter’s book today.  She is all about finding ways to express herself through fashion, makeup, and her hair.  She recently decided she wanted her hair dyed a beautiful peachy ombré, a bit of a risk for her because she is still new to colouring her hair and needed to lighten it for the first time, before colouring it.  Gotta love youthful enthusiasm, she didn’t hesitate at all, and my inner scrapbooker was so excited because I knew I had the perfect die cut embellishment to document her new hair (the Mum in me, meanwhile, was crying “why do they have to grow up so fast”? wahhhh 🙁  ).

To document her new hair I decided to follow her lead and take some risks of my own.  I’m usually happy to try a new technique or get messy with mixed media, but the idea I had floating around in my head also involved cutting up a pretty piece of paper that I knew I only had one of, GULP!  I went for it though, took the risk, and I think it paid off 🙂

To work up my confidence I started my layout by using a technique I haven’t done since elementary school.  I used some Jane Davenport Mermaid markers and Recollections mist to add some blue and green water ‘splashes’ at the bottom of the page.  I just let some big drops of colour fall onto the page and then used the straw to blow the liquid across the page.  I’ll admit, at this point, I thought “uh oh”, maybe that wasn’t a good idea, but I decided to stick with it and see where it would take me!

I cut some blue doilies in half and layered them at the bottom of the page, over the water colour splashes, then took the plunge and cut out the shape of a tail from the pretty Cosmo Cricket paper I’ve been hoarding.  To finish the tail, I used some purple paper from Pink Paisley’s Summer Lights 6×6 paper pad.  I also used some of their 6×6 papers and die cuts to layer behind the photo.  For a title I used the die cut that I initially thought of when my daughter asked to dye her hair, Mermaid Hair Don’t Care.

To finish the page I pulled out the sequins!!!  I used the Intense aqua, Gold Satin, and Silver shells, and the Wild and Free, Sweet Summer Vibes, and an exclusive Wild Whisper Designs, sequins packs.  I used the sequins to decorate the tail, add detail and shine to the waves, and add some splash around the layout.  I had so much fun playing and creating this layout 🙂

Check out my Youtube channel for a process video of this layout.

I’d like to say a big Thank You to Jody, and all of the Sparklers for an amazing month as guest designer.  I’ve had such a blast being part of your team and I truly appreciate it 🙂

Thanks to everyone for popping by!!!

Happy Scrapping,



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