Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Something Beautiful (Scrap Around the World & Sketchabilities)

WOW!  I'm on a creative roll these days!  I should be on vacation every day. :)

The sad truth is that I only have 1 week left and it's going by way too fast!

I will be working on many DT projects during this week off that I will only be able to share with you in the coming weeks, but today, let's look at a layout I created to play along with 2 great challenges!

I took inspiration from this elegant August mood board from Scrap Around the World
designed by Marilyn Rivera, whose fashion designing style I admire a lot.
I was particularly moved by the first image in the mood board, 
the colors, the distressed effect, the long flowy dress and of course the quote.

I also used Sketch #121 at Sketchabilities as my design base.

To create this layout, I've used papers and embellishments from the Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time collection, as well as many 2Crafty chipboard pieces and beautiful flowers from Prima and Petaloo.

I've always loved this quote!  I know that some people really do care about what I create, 
but the point is that even if absolutely nobody cared, it wouldn't matter... 
I would still create because it is infused in me and it makes me happy.

In this case you could say that my scraproom is my runway
and I love creating my very own fashion show with every single project I make in there. 

The main focal point of my layout is this gorgeous Elise's Dress Form from 2Crafty 
to which I've stuck wings from the Winged Hearts set.


On the dress form, I used distress ink, acrylic paint, crackle medium and metallic champagne paint.
On the wings, I added some sparkle texture medium and gold perfect pearls.

One last look...

 Click HERE to play along with Scrap Around the World August challenge
and HERE to link up your layout based on the Sketchabilities sketch.


  1. Beautiful Nicole! love all the layers and the dress form with the wings...so fabulous. Love the quote, too!! Thank you so much for playing at Scrap Around The World!! xx

  2. OH! MY! I LOVE that quote! :) So many awesome details...A truly BEAUTIFUL layout Nicole... Thank you for playing along over @ SATW this month! :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous.. so many beautiful things to look at!

  4. Wow wow wow !! I love it, your layout is fantastic. Thank you for playing with us at SATW !!

  5. WOWOOWOW Just amazing !!! tanks for playing with us at sketchabilities!

  6. What a great word you've done here!!!!!!Just awesome!!!!!!Love it!!!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

  7. Nicole this is gorgeous! Love you color palette and all the layers! Beautiful treatment on the chippies! so much detail so much to look at! A real pleasure! All the best from SATW! :)

  8. This is AMAZING!!! love the colours the background the use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities

  9. What a beautiful Layout!!! It is amazing!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Sketchabilities!
    Have an amazing day!
    xoxo Zoey

  10. Beautiful, beautiful page! Love the muted colors! Thank you so much for joining the SATW challenge this month!

  11. Oooh, so many details in your work! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities

  12. Wow, I love all the detail on your layout! Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Karen

  13. Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Around The World !!