Guest Designer Layout

I love participating in LOAD, the LayOut A Day challenge. Alice, who runs the ScrapHappy membership group which hosts LOAD, always invites the ScrapHappy community members to participate as guest designers for the month long challenge. That way inspiration comes from a very wide range of scrappers who share all manner of layouts and styles. In May I brought my favorite style — watercolor— to the guest design spot for day 22.

You can check out all the details in the process video or keep reading for some quick notes on this project.

LOAD offers prompts each day. While daily participants don’t have to follow the prompts, guest designers do. That is the joy of being the guest designer! My prompts were about springtime and to use hexagons. So I chose my favorite photos from the recent spring shots and created a stacked die cut title with rainbow watercolor.

The hexagon prompt completely reminded me of bees who are waking up and getting to work in spring time, so I used bees as part of my design. I also used hexagons to represent flower buds that burst open with color. As you can see I literally had the watercolor burst out of the hexagon shape. I emphasized that bursting sensation further with stitching.

I also added more layers with different sized hexagon watercoloring/stenciling, shadow stamping (bee images!) and some die cut bee embellishments. This was a really fun layout! I hope you think so too.

I’ll leave you with a couple more closeups. I’ll be back soon with more crafty goodness. Until then, have an artful day.

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