October 05, 2016

"The Journey" Layout - VIDEO TUTORIAL

I just completed my newest layout titled "The Journey" using the Scraps of Elegance main kit and elements add-on kit for September, 2016.

"The Journey" mixed media scrapbook layout with Scraps of Elegance kit

At the end of my blog, you will find my video tutorial (mostly in fast-forward), and the list of products I used.

Here is a preview of the Scraps of Elegance kits that I used:

Scraps of Elegance Timeless Main Kit September SOE
Scraps of Elegance "Timeless" Kit
Scraps of Elegance Timeless Element Kit September SOE
Scraps of Elegance Elements Add-On "Timeless" Kit
Since the BoBunny papers in this kit matched the color scheme of the Words and Paintery challenge board for September, I couldn't help myself but complete my layout before the deadline of October 15, 2016.  The Tim Holtz word band says, "The journey awakens the soul," and I loved how that fit in with the challenge theme.  Here is the challenge board:

Here are some close-ups of my project:

Product List:
  • BoBunny Bella Rosa Collection
    • "Bella Rosa"
    • "Noteworthy"
    • Chipboard
    • Foil Vellum
  • Tim Holtz
    • "Doily" stencil
    • Idea-ology "Baroque Frames"
    • Idea-ology "Word Bands"
    • Idea-ology "Found Relatives - Occasions:
    • Distress Spray Stain "Dried Marigold"
    • Distress Spray Stain "Vintage Photo"
    • Distress Paint "Picket Fence"
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray "Sandra Dee Sepia"
  • Prima Marketing
    • Flowers
      • Salvage District "Royal Hall"
      • "Solid Rose"
    • Gypsy Cord
    • Finnabair clear stamp "Read to Me"
  • Blue Fern Studios chipboard "Floral Jars"
  • StazOn Ink Pad "Jet Black"
  • Odds and Ends:
    • lace and cheesecloth
    • brads and buttons
    • doilies
    • mica flakes
    • metal trinkets
    • modeling paste
    • acrylic gesso
    • clear gesso
    • matte gel medium
Here is the video tutorial, and any comments, questions, or suggestions are encouraged.  Enjoy!


  1. Really beautiful Jessika - thank you for joining Words & Paintery this month!

  2. Love how vintage this layout is. Thanks for joining us at Words and Paintery!

  3. Stunning project. Thank you for joining us at Words and Paintery this month!

  4. I like that grungy look! Beautiful page!
    Thank you for playing with us at Words&Paintery.

  5. Amazing project. Awesome textures and layers. Thank you for playing along with Words & Paintery!

  6. What a great lyout! Dive into vintage! Thank you for playing with us at Words&Paintery!

  7. Beautiful layout! Thank you for joining us at Words and Paintery!

  8. Marvelous lo! Thank you for joining us at Words&Paintery.

  9. Wow! such a gorgeous page Jessica! love the vintage feel to it...so happy to see you using that beautiful SOE kit...congrats on your win at Words & Painterly, I loved that page too!!!!

    1. I can't even believe it about the Words and Paintery... I may not even have checked the outcome so soon if I didn't see your message Lisa! Unfortunately I will not be able to have the next few SOE kits because I am moving. Once I am settled, I will be able to get the kits again. Thank you for your encouragement!