Monday, April 15, 2013

Serenity Now!

     That title is the first thing that I think of when I see the photo that I scrapped...serenity!

I wanted to have my page convey the feeling that I get when looking at this photo. To do that, I started by playing with some water colors. I haven't done that in a really long time, so that alone was fun! (I've also renewed my kids' interest in painting again :)

I knew that I wanted to layer the watercolors beneath the photo but when I did that, it was still missing something. After some suggestions from friends and way too much contemplation on my part, I added some chevrons and I am so glad that I did! It gave it more of a pop.

Here is a close up of the title.

And a close up of the journaling.

The inspiration for this page came from the Pinspired Challenge Photo below. Information for the challenge can be found HERE!

Plus Paper Issues had a fun challenge encouraging the scrapping of Instagram photos so this is my take on that as well!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look today! I hope to get a few more hours of scrap time in soon and will post more projects as I finish them. Also, in wake of the recent tragedy in Boston, I just wanted to post below a message that I know many are feeling...



  1. So, so PRETTY!!! I love the soothing colors, and the fact that you watercolered, and you are always so good at layering. Beautiful!!

  2. wow your layout is amazing.. loving all the color... thanks for joining us at Pinspired Challenge..

  3. Beautiful layout, Melissa! I adore all of the layered elements!

  4. Absolutely beautiful layout!

    Thanks for playing along with Pinspired!

  5. Awesome layout! I really like all the watercolored pieces! Thanks for playing Pinspired Challenges!

  6. Yes, Yes, and YES. Love the watercolor. You've inspired me to play. ...and I find myself saying, "serenity now," quite often!

  7. This layout is beautiful- I'm loving all of those pretty colors! Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sequin additions- they totally help finish off this page. Thanks so much for sharing your link with me, Melissa!