Monday, 27 February 2012


Hi guys, here is a layout I have made for Swirlydos, Swirly Hues challenge - which is using a colour scheme and sketch. Great if you need some inspiration. See below. Anyway, I love these colours together and knew just the photo to use. First of all I chose aqua cardstock for the photo. I  mattted the photo and distressed the cardstock for the photo. I then cut out a circle with the rest of the aqua cardstock, which I distressed. I found some polka dot papers in the colour scheme and cut a couple of circles out of them and distressed them also.  I double matted the circles on top of the peachy pink background paper and adhered this to some aqua background card all of which I distressed,  and then adhered this onto some pale aqua card. I stuck my matted photo down and then started to decorate. I added some borders and the pom poms, die cuts some branches which I thought looked a little bit like seaweed, added some die cut swirls, some flowers and butterflies. I added some pearls and then printed out my title onto some white cardstock. I then added the date and that was it. Hope you like it.


the colours.

the sketch

Also here is a tutorial for distressing.


  1. Beautiful job!! So fun and bright. Awesome distressing. Thank you so much for playing along!!

  2. Gorgeous Carole, unusual colours together but they really do work!! Sarah x

  3. What a wonderful job you did!
    Thanks dor playing!

  4. Just a beautiful page!! I love the summery colors you chose and the design is divine!!


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