You color my world layout tutorial and more

HI folks! Donna here and it’s finally my turn to share with you my take on this month’s challenge: Rainbow colors

I made 2 layouts and a mini-album to give your creativity a jumpstart, an inspiration to join us again this month 🙂

Note: Photo-heavy post ahead

First is this page.. a very personal one since it’s about my pregnancy.
I created the colorful background by painting on watercolor paper. I just used ordinary watercolors.  I let it dry on its on for several hours before adhering to the base cardstock. I used white base cardstock since I’d be adding very colorful embellishments later on.

more detailed shots of the page
 have a secret pocket where I wrote my journaling

Second is this cute “Instachick” mini-album
more detailed shots of each page

whew! I hope you’re still with me 😉 Next is my tutorial of how I created this last project….
“You color my world” – photo of my precious niece who lives in Singapore with her parents, siblings and my mom. She’s my first niece and she’s like a daughter to me. Missing her dearly.

First, I want to show how I created my hand-written page title. After painting a small sheet of watercolor paper with rainbow colors as seen in the image, I used a pencil to write the words “You color my world”. Then using a black Sakura gel pen (my favorite – I have 5 of these and it has been years since I purchased them, still working!). Let it dry completely before fuzzing cutting around the finished title work.

DonnaEspiritu-Instachick-2Now let’s start with the page assembly.
On a white a cardstock, brush some colors of your choice (I chose red and orange and pink) just slightly as seen in the image.

Adhere a 6×6 paper from the Lemon Lush paper pad.

DonnaEspiritu-Instachick-4Place your photos on a mat, only adhere the sides and bottom. We’ll insert a tag later on.

DonnaEspiritu-Instachick-5The next few images will show you how I decorated the page



more detailed shots of the finished layout


the tag insertDonnaEspiritu-Instachick-Fin2b


Hope you liked my post and I hope that you’d been inspired as well!

Here is how to join the challenge:

Here is how to join:

For this month, we’d like you to make something that has Rainbow Colours. 
Upload your entry to the member’s gallery and link us up in this thread in the forum: “July 2014 challenge”.
All entries are due on the 31st of July, 2014.
Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED 25. 


 “Me and you” layout
Crate Paper Flea Market chipboard sticker
Crate Paper Flea Market 6×6 paper pad
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes fabric frames
Fancy Pants etcetera decorative bags
Prima flowers – Something blue – first dance, Free spirit – flower power, Hello pastel, Bloom collection – sun kissed and in full bloom
Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard findings – Home articles and Street signs
Webster’s pages Allison Kreft Sweet Notes designer ribbons
MME acrylic stamps – Follow your heart “Be happy” stamps
MME acrylic stamps – Miss Caroline Fiddlestick “story” stamps
Maya Road Vintage findings  – vintage heart box keys
MME collectable memorable “Hello” decorative pins
October afternoon Sidewalks Baker’s twine
Studio Calico wood veneers
American Craft Dear Lizzy cardstock tags
Studio Calico Wanderlust Sticker books Alphas
Brown Stazon Ink
Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop Galaxy Gold
Canson white paper
Canson watercolor paper
paint brush

“Instachick” mini-album
Studio Calico Lemon Lush 6×6 paper pad
Webster’s pages Sweet Notes  Allison Kreft decorative ribbons
MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally “Celebrate” twine
Prima flowers – Free spirit (Far out), Bloom collection – fresh cut
Prima Bloom collection Insta chipboard
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market Chipboard stickers
Studio Black gesso
Canson white paper
Canson watercolor paper
Decorative scissors
Sakura gel pen – black
metal rings
paint brush

“You color my world” layout – tutorial
Canson white paper
Canson watercolor paper
Mod Podge
Crate Paper Flea Market chipboard
Prima flowers – Free spirit, bloom collection, all star, melange blue violte (old, from my stash)
AC Dear Lizzy flair
AC Dear Lizzy chipboard pieces
Freckled Fawn House wood chips – limited edition
Studio Calico enamel dots
Studio Calico Lemon Lush 6×6 paper
Crate Paper On Trend flowers
Tattered Angels glimmer mist – Blue skies
EK succes border punch
Others: chipboard doily (forgot brand, from my stash)
Sakura gel pen – black