Thursday, March 20, 2014

So Serious

Hey everyone, Manda here and I am so excited to be doing my first post as part of the Um Wow Design Team. My two favourite embellishments to use are chipboard and flair so I am in heaven playing with goodies from the store. 

For this layout I started by making my background using some yellow mist and then the line of chevrons mask. I wanted a fairly crisp outline on the chevron shapes so I used a Prima chalk edge inker to colour the masks, these are my ink of choice for edging and I find they work great on masks too because of the small size and pointed end. 
One of the reasons I love chipboard so much is because the ease of altering it to suit your project, in this case my colour scheme of yellow and grey looked good with the natural chipboard but the sepia photo got a bit lost so I again used my chalk inker to colour the Large Love This Polaroid Frame and also the pieces I used on the page including the Heart Confetti and Everyday Speech Bubbles.

I wanted to repeat the mask pattern so I used some of the chevrons from the Arrow Title Mash and finished the page with a flair from the Mustard 29 Flair collection. To finish off page I mounted it on black cardstock and used a fine black marker to add a hand drawn border around the page and the mounted picture. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 
Manda x

- Line of Chevrons Mask
- Large Love This Polaroid Frame
- Heart Confetti
- Everyday Speech Bubbles
- Arrow Title Mash
- Mustard 29 Flair


  1. I love the touch of yellow with the grays. And the picture is adorable!

    1. Thank you Ruth, it was a fun colour combination to work with

  2. So serious :-) Great layout! :-)