Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Doodlebug and Bella Blvd Rainbow Layouts - Scrapbook Magazine UK #82

When I was asked to create three “rainbow” type of layouts for issue #82 of Scrapbook Magazine UK I was thrilled! I love creating colourful layouts, the more colours, the better! I already knew I had the perfect papers in my stash: Doodlebug Design and Bella Blvd; two of my favourite manufacturers. And because the magazine hit the stores 3 months ago I can now share the layouts on my blog too!

For this layout “Big Fun” I chose to use mainly washi tape and a sheet of white cardstock. I adhered the washi tape to a 6”x12” piece of cardstock and trimmed it to the right size and adhered it to the bottom of my layout. With a row of photos above it, a title (white, for contrast) and a few bits and pieces I was finished!

And a close-up:

Supply list: patterned paper, twine, Sprinkles, washi tape (red xoxo, dots), cardstock sticker: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: American Crafts (white), Bazzill Basics (kraft); washi tape: Imaginisce (red chevron), Bazzill Basics (blue chevron, Hema (green stars, yellow chevron, blue stripes); sticky bookmarks: Hema; metal clip: Maya Road; burlap stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneers: Studio Calico; stamping ink: Ranger; (foam)adhesives: American Crafts. Tools: Silhouette Cameo; punches: Martha Stewart (butterflies), Stampin’Up (chevron); date stamp: Trodat; attacher: Tim Holtz.  

For my layout “Seriously” I chose different strips of patterned paper and cardstock and cut them into banners and embellished them with stickers and such of the same colour. Here I used a black title for contrast.

And a few close-ups:

Supply list: patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug, American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; cardstock stickers, die-cuts, border stickers: Bella Blvd; burlap sticker, cardstock sticers: Simple Stories; flair button: Lawn Fawn; wood veneer: Queen & Co.; cardstock stickers: October Afternoon; twine: Doodlebug Design;Thicker, (foam) adhesive: American Crafts. Tools: butterfly punch: Martha Stewart. 

For my layout “Love this Day” I used my Silhouette to cut the cardstock background and then simply adhered strips of coloured paper behind the cuts. So simple, yet the result is amazing.

And a couple of close-ups:

Supply list: patterned paper: Doodlebug Design, Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts (white), Bazzill Basics (kraft); cardstock stickers, die-cuts, journaling card: Bella Blvd; flair button: Lawn Fawn; wood veneer: Queen & Co; wood button: Jillibean Soup; metal clip: Maya Road; paper clip: Studio Calico; washi tape: Hema; (foam)adhesive: American Crafts; cutting file: Fancy Pants Design. Tools: Silhouette Cameo. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you'll have a fabulous week!


  1. Perfect voor dit thema, Monique. Wat een super gave en kleurrijke lootjes. Heel erg mooi gedaan!

  2. Gave layouts monique, ben helemaal weg van de eerste.

  3. Monique, gorgeous pages! I love the rainbow colors on each one. All are so unique even though it is the same concept!!! Just lovely!!! Pinnng! Sorry I have been a little MIA! Hope to be visiting more often.

  4. PINNING ... PINNING ... PINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!

  5. Awesome use of color, Monique! Love the designs of each of these layouts!!

  6. Wow, wat een kleurexplosies, echt gaaf gedaan Monique! Zo knap dat je drie totaal verschillende layouts maakt in hetzelfde thema.

  7. love all your colorful layouts!they just scream happy moods! and I love your clor on color butterflies for layout #2!! great fun look

  8. These are fantastic, Monique! Love the gorgeous displays of color and horizontal designs! So much to look at! So much to love!

  9. So, So, So AWESOME!! Love every thing about this post and the rainbows on your layouts simply make me smile!! Love the use of pattern papers and washi tape - such a marvelous job!!

  10. Oh Monique... i am so in love with the colors...
    i am not able to work with so much colors - so the more i am in love with your layouts...
    they are so sunny and bright