no patterned paper | rainbow layout

Can you scrapbook without patterned paper? Of course! Today I challenge you to make a page without any patterned paper. It is one of my favorite things to do and a challenge I give myself on a regular basis.

Today I wanted to make a layout using dylusions mists in a rainbow-esque way. Unfortunately  my first attempt was with masking tape, and that didn’t quite work.

By not quite work I mean it was a mess! I didn’t have the right tape, it never looked right, I just wasn’t having it. So I just used some pieces of torn (top and bottom) cardstock to make a mask. Then I used a piece on the left and on the right and moved it along as I masked it.

Sometimes I let it overlap, but basically I just kept going along and misting strips of the background. Gotta tell you – I’m in love with blending and misting darn near everything with my set of dylusions sprays.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing. Some Doodlebug + Amy Tangerine Sketchbook should do it!

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I’m big on creative play – and I have to tell you this was a BLAST to create. I loved every minute.


Today’s post is sponsored by Big Picture Classes

28 thoughts on “no patterned paper | rainbow layout”

  1. I remember this challenge – ended up being one of my favourite pages from Camp Scrap before! Not something I frequently do – thanks for the push to do it again!

  2. All I can say is WOW! I love how the mist colors match the picture colors. So bright and so happy!

  3. What a happy, beautiful page. There is no way you can feel unhappy while creating something so cheerful. Love it.

  4. Love this! The colors are fabulous and it’s a great page. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  5. I love your layout and what a great challenge. I usually try to incorporate patterned paper just because I feel like I need to use it up because I have so much. I will definitely remember this the next time I make a layout. I think that patterned paper is just as addictive to buy as fabric is for quilters. Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Oooh, I really like your finished layout! The rainbow spray gives just the perfect effect.

  7. No patterned paper sounds scary to me but you have made it work wonderfully. I may just have to give this a go!

  8. Wow love the look! The colors are just perfect. That pic is adorable. Thanx for the inspiration. 🙂

  9. I can see how you must have had a lot of fun with this rainbow technique. Those Dylusions are yummy and just add so much to the playfulness of your LO and those adorable girls.

  10. Beautiful & vibrant!! Love the doodlebug pearls too. I like how you outlined your lettering as well, just makes the letters pop more. Going to definitely have to try these techniques out. Thank you!

  11. Your page makes me smile. It is so vibrant and happy. I have yet to use Dylusion mists, but if the colors are even close to how they show up online, I believe they will be my new favorite mists. Once again your daughters are precious this photo. It must be an absolute delight to do photo shoots with them.

  12. This and the confetti is so far my favorite, of course, I luv everything you do but these two I can’t wait to try!! Awesome layouts!!

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