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Throwback | UK Hop

Catching up on a couple of layouts made for YouTube hops last year...

First up is a layout made for the UK Scrappy YouTubers Cooperative.  This is a new-ish venture and I hope you'll see more from us all soon.

I used a colouring page that I had painted with watercolour as the main feature of the page.  I cut all the flowers and leaves out and layered them behind my photo.

The purple piece was a watercolour experiment that turned out too cool to throw away!

I mounted the white on a yellow glitter 12x12.  I gutted the middle and used it to cut out some yellow circles.  These circles help to tie the border in with the centre of the layout.

I went through quite a few choices before I settled on the yellow... white, grey, sage, a few purples, blues, red and black all failed the test!  Looking back they were all fine but none of them popped like the yellow did.

Here's the video:

And this one was for World Kindness Day...

I pulled out all of the stops of the alphas for this one!

I embellished with a few sequins from SpiegelMom's, some acrylic from Color Cast, some thickers asterisks and some stamped plus signs.  Oh and splatters, mustn't forget splatters!

The aim was to repeat all of the colours I had used in the title in a sprinkling over a diagonal half of the page.  Here is the video:

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