Perfectly Imperfect and Happiness

by Cindy Porter

Hi everyone, Cindy here, thanks for joining me today…
I have a new layout I created to share with you all “Perfectly Imperfect
The photo is one of the group photo’s from the latest A Scrappe Tiger Retreat!! This is one of the “anything goes” pics we always take, like the title says “FUN“….

Playing with the new Scrap FX releases this month was so much fun, lots of fantastic new designs and I found it difficult to choose what to play with first…

The new title Perfectly Imperfect really does make the perfect statement for this page…

I had loads of fun with the new Ripples stencil creating a fun background with impasto and Gelatos…don’t you love all that texture… and if you have a very close look, I even included some journalling!!  (I hope you all survived the shock of that… lol)

Over the photo I also used the new Sketchy corners aren’t they great…. there are also new sketchy frames and word frames in this release that I can’t wait to work with too… you can check them all out here

I coloured the Sketchy corners with Smooch to give them some shine against the flat finish of the Gelatos…

I wanted to include the word Fun… on the layout and just love the font of the “family fun” wordlet… dare I say it… it’s just such a fun font!…

Scrap FX products used in creating this layout:

Sketchy corners

Ripples stencil

family fun

Perfectly Imperfect


Next up I have another layout I created to share with you: “Happiness
I snapped this photo at the May ‘A Scrappe Tiger’ Retreat it’s a pic of three of the major prize winners from the weekend…

 As soon as I had printed this pic, I couldn’t wait to create a layout with it… so bright and fun…and depicting such Happiness.  I had loads of fun creating this background using loads of gesso and playing with some IZINKs, and wow I love the shine these little IZINKs give…

 The new Happiness… wordlet was just perfect for this photo… I couldn’t have come up with a better title if I tried…

Don’t you just love these new Chevron Spots stamps… I stamped them up with distress ink and used a 1 1/2″ circle punch to punch them out…. how fantastic is that, so quick and easy…

In this pic you can see the texture I created on my background using part of the Urban stencil I love that stencil it’s so versatile, so many different effects are possible from the one stencil… love it!

You can also see the new Hash border chippie… which I coloured up using the IZINKs…

In this last photo you can see another close up of texture from the Urban stencil, and a small portion of the Hash border that I cut off to layer behind the heart. The heart I coloured with Inka Gold and was die cut from the 1.8mm chipboard sheet A4… these sheets are great to have around and come in 12 x12″ as well, they are fantastic for die cutting and the 12 x 12″ also make a great base for mixed media layouts… I always have some sheets on hand, I love them…

Scrap FX products used in creating this layout:
Chevron Spots stamps
Hash border
Urban stencil
1.8mm chipboard sheet A4


 till next time
happy creating

4 Responses to “Perfectly Imperfect and Happiness”

  1. Marta Lapkowska says:

    Wow I love the backround work on the first layout and the colours are amazing. Second creation such a fun and beautiful page. xx

  2. Oh Cindy you have done a crazy great job, if you know what I mean!!! Those backgrounds are stupendous!!! Love ’em!!

  3. I love the motion achieved with the patterns, mixed media and chip board accents. I am so inspired to start using modeling pastes. Both projects have such vibrant colours, Just TERRIFIC!!!

  4. Love these pages! They are so energetic and fun and I agree with Heather on the movement part. I think these are some new faves for me! 🙂