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Not Quite Perfect | Colour Me Happy | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!

Sue Plumb here with you today sharing a layout using the brand new Colour Me Happy collection. This collection features a mix of papers with bright colours on one side and printed black and white patterns on the other, which lend themselves to being coloured in or altered with mediums.

I thought that a super fun collection like this called for an equally fun photo, and I had the (not quite) perfect picture…


In keeping with the theme for this collection, I decided to stick with a black / white / grey colour palette with a single colour contrast. I used an orange mist applied to my background to give a watercolour effect, and then I used the same colour applied with a water brush to add some small highlights of colour to the Star Spangled paper.


To embellish my layout, I used elements cut from the Snip Its cut apart papers, which includes a mix of labels, tags, words and other shapes. I also added one of the new wood veneer words, which I coloured black using a paint pen.


Of course this collection includes a range of coordinating flair buttons, and I added the black ‘don’t forget’ one nested on some cotton thread. I also scattered a few enamel dots around my page, which are available in ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ colourways for this collection.


Colour Me Happy includes two sets of alphabet stickers. The first is black (as I have used here), which is perfect for bold titles; and the other is white, which allows you to colour yourself to suit your project. (I really love this font!) You can also see how I used some of the phrases from the Snip Its to support my title.

That’s all from me today, thanks for stopping by so I could show you some ideas for using the new Colour Me Happy collection. If you would like to get your hands on your own stash of Colour Me Happy, please ask your favourite retailer if they have it available. Alternatively, it will be on sale in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio shop tomorrow (22nd April).

Til next time, happy scrapping!

By | 2016-04-21T09:29:16+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Colour Me Happy, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sue is a stay at home mum of 3 (daughter Brielle, and twin sons Hunter and Kaden) and lives in the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland. She began scrapping in 2008, shortly after her daughter was born. After the premature birth of her sons in 2012, she took 18 months off scrapping to concentrate on family and says she is now enjoying it more than ever. (Her biggest issue now is finding quiet time!) She currently designs for challenge blogs, and has had work published in magazines on numerous occasions, including the cover. She was also a 2017 Scrapbooking Memories magazine Creative Team member. Although primarily a 12×12 scrapper, she says she loves to dabble a bit with pocket style scrapping, art journaling, and the odd canvas and card too. She best describes her style as "versatile" - ranging from clean and linear one day, to messy mixed media the next.

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