Gossamer Blue & My Mind’s Eye Guest Designer Contest

A few weeks back I saw this. And I thought: ‘well yes, of course I want to be a guest designer for these two amazing companies’. Who wouldn’t want to be.


So here’s my layout to enter the contest. Obviously I had summer on my mind. This picture of Nora was taken last summer when playing outside. There wasn’t really a special occasion or story to tell about that day, but look how she shines. I really wanted to capture that happiness in my layout.

You ShineI turned to the My Mind’s Eye ‘Honey’ papers (from the Sweetest Thing collections) to bring color to my layout. The warm pinks and yellows scream summer and they made my picture stand out very well.

You Shine detail 1 First of all I altered some chipboard Thickers to match the colors of my layout. I covered them with some tacky glue, added pink glitter, and finished them off with a thin layer of Glossy Accents to prevent that the glitter would rub off. The rest of my title is die-cutted with letter dies from Papertrey Ink.

You Shine detail 2

Underneath my picture I adhered some strings of the Color Magic Banners by Heidi Swapp. They’re part of a beautiful collection of mistable papers and embellishments, so awesome to play with. Unfortunatly I was only able to get my hands on some of these banners. I colored these with different colors of spray mists and even added some distress inks on top.

You Shine detail 3This ‘contagious laugh’ sticker is from Dear Lizzy’s Neapolitan collection. The small puffy hearts have been in my stash since forever. I bought them when I first started scrapbooking in a local discount store, and they still last. The polaroids are trimmed out from a Follow Your Heart ‘Be Happy’ paper, also by My Mind’s Eye.

You Shine detail 4Thank you very much, Gossamer Bleu and My Mind’s Eye for this opportunity!! And now to keep my fingers crossed – lol. Have a great day!!



Stamps: Seal it! – myStamp BOX, Autumn – Kelly Purkey; Ink: Chewing Gum Dye Ink – Jenni Bowlin; Patterned Papers: The Sweetest Thing ‘Honey’ (6×6 paper pad), Follow Your Heart ‘Be Amazing’, Follow Your Heart ‘Be Happy’ – My Mind’s Eye; Misc.: The Sweetest Thing ‘Honey’ chipboard elements – My Mind’s Eye, Cherub Pink, Peach Delight, & Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels, Neapolitan Accent & Phrase Stickers – Dear Lizzy, masking tape – mt, Color Magic Banner Delights – Heidi Swapp, Goodness Thickers – Amy Tangerine, fine glitter – Rayher, Glossy Accents – Ranger, puffy heart stickers, Print & Cut  labels – by Ness; Tools: letter dies – Papertrey Ink, Presto Punch Heart Dies – Spellbinders.


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  1. Anneke
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    Beautiful layout, love the combination of pink and yellow!

  2. lintsi
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    Beautiful and happy layout with lots of light. Lovely!

  3. Lenny
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    They HAVE to pick you!!!
    Love the papers, the soft colors and the layering!!!
    Awesome job, Els!!!

  4. Irene Talaasen
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    Hi Els,
    Yes, they have to pick you!!! You are such an artist and so professional yet whimsical 🙂 I love the picture of Nora and the way you have enhanced it with all your beautiful choices of paper and embellishments!! Wonderful!!
    Blessings, Irene

  5. Gerdine
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    Good luck on the contest! Your lo is more then gorgeous!

  6. Lalo
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    You are 100% IN!!! I just know it!!! YOu make amazing things just like this awesome layout!!!

  7. Riikka
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    Really sweet! Wish you the best of luck and keeping my fingers crossed!

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