Gossamer Blue

Pattern Play


Hi everyone.  It’s Heather here and for this month’s Pattern Play, I wanted to share with you today a fun little way I created my layout.

Heather Leopard for Gossamer Blue
Of course, I’m all about creating fun background patterns and I kept with that tradition by placing four 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 squares over the background and then stitching them on.

Here’s where the fun part came in and I challenge you to try this with one of you layouts this month.

Okay, here goes……..

I randomly pulled out 6 packages of embellishments.  I just reached my hand in and pulled them out.  I decided that those were the only items I could use.  It was surprisingly easy since Lori does such a wonderful job with the kits. ;)  So I carefully inspected each item and chose my favorites.

This is You Quad by Heather Leopard for GB

Having the 4 sections as my background made creating this layout super fast and fun.  I’d say it all came together in 20 – 40 minutes.  All I had to do was treat each section as it’s own and embellish.


I added the photo to the bottom left and the title to the top right.  The rest was just kind of like fill in the blanks. I might just have to do this more often.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Fun with Gold and Tea Spray


I never get sick of gold, no matter how many layouts I use it in! I really loved it for this layout of my daughter in her homecoming dress.


There were a lot of great gold embellishments in the kits this month, as well as some beautiful papers to go with them! I just got a tea stain spray with flecks of gold in it and I was excited to try it out on my layout this month.  I sprayed the background papers with tea stain, and then just sprinkled some larger splotches on the layout as well.


The stain got everything a bit wet, so I stitched everything in place which made It nice and flat.  I then sprayed the wood leaf as well to add to my layers of tags, gold doilies and brads.  I then added my title to the top right.. the gold thicker words in the Kit this month are AWESOME! I just love them.. there are stickers on both sides as well!


Finally, I added some of the floral washi tape in the Main Add-on to make the photo pop a bit and add some more color to the layout.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Two Way Sketch Challenge

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Good morning! Erin here with two projects based on the same sketch. I use sketches a lot when I’m creating cards, and I’ve found that if I want to create a quick and easy layout, sketches are a great way to go.

For today’s post I used the same sketch to create both a card and a layout. I generally like basic, easy to use sketches and add in my own details. Here is the sketch I’m working with this month:

Gossamer Blue 2 in 1 Sketch

For my layout I used one 4×4 inch Instagram print on the left of my page, then added a few embellishments to the top and bottom squares. To the right side of the layout, I used mist to create a subtle texture and added a third cluster of elements. Of course I had to sprinkle a few My Mind’s Eye enamel hearts on my page… I love them!

I used the October main kits and add-ons for my layout. I love the soft colors and whimsical elements from these kits. I added a few bits of gold/yellow to contrast with the aqua and teal. 

I pulled out the September kits and add-ons for my card.There are so many beautiful papers in the Notes & Things pad that I haven’t used yet, so I pulled out a few for the front of my card. I cut the patterned paper into squares for he left side of my card, and one long rectangle for the right side. After I assembled my card base, I added a pinked edge sticker, sentiment tag, and three die cut stars to finish it off. The patterned paper is busy and has a lot of color so I didn’t add too many embellishments. 

I hope my Two Way Sketch Challenge inspires you to create a layout and a card! Feel free to use my sketch and post your layouts in the gallery. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!