Hello Summer- Raechelle Bellus

Hello! Raechelle here today sharing a fun mixed media page. Melinda Sweetman and Tamara Buckler  each created and shared some fabulous mixed-media layouts in the past couple of weeks, and today I am sharing mine.

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I have used the super cute ‘What’s Going Swan?’ cut file to create my layout. I began by adapting the waves in my Studio Software to create a base template by stacking several layers of longated waves, which were also skewed a bit to add some movement and visual interest. This became the base of my stencil. I also created the swan to use.

I won’t lie, it took me a few attempts to get the waves “perfect”.  After some trail and error I found that some blue acrylic paint along with some texture medium was the perfect fit and helped me to create these wonderful waves.

I taped my template to my cardstock and used an old gift card to scoop up the textured medium and scraped across the waves in one fluid motion, moving in one direction, being careful not to move the template.

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I then allowed it to dry a bit prior to removing it. The end result was almost perfect… as you can see, there is a smudge, but this was easily fixable.

The end result is a subtle texture, but it really adds a nice “wow!” factor to the layout.

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I then added some sprinkings of ink which helps create a nice finished mixed-media look.

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The remainder of the layout was just completing the sweet swan and adding little details to bring her to life.

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This was acheived by adding some sequins, a brad, some twine, and a large floral cluster.

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I hope that you have been inspired by my layout, alogn with the super talented Melinda’s and Tamara’s to try a mixed media layout using one of the many fabulous cut files that CUT to YOU has to offer! Head over to the store  and start creating!

Don’t forget to share on the CUT to YOU HQ on facebook! 



Beautiful You – Raechelle Bellus

Hello scrappy friends! Today I am sharing this cute layout featuring the Camera Beautiful You cut file from the March 2018 release.

I wanted this layout to convey a whimsical yet simple feel featuring the camera cut file as a focal point without detracting from the silly photos. 

I manipulated the cut file to add to the playful feel of the layout. To do this, I duplicated the camera shape three times (each the same size), rotated at different angles, randomly layered them on each other, and then welded into one shape prior to cutting. 

I wanted to keep the cut file open but with some detail, so tracing the ‘beautiful you’ on each camera carefully with a black marker added a nice punch without being overdone. Adding some patterned paper and/or tracing paper was also good for a visual effect without being overpowering. 

Adding a few fussy cut flowers, a bit of mist and some enamel dots finishes off this playful page and maintains the focus on these silly faces from my granddaughter. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please do pop on over to the CUT to YOU HQ FB group, we love seeing what you create with Gwen’s beautiful creations and it’s a fun place to gather!

“You and Me” | Raechelle Bellus

Hello lovelies 🙂 I am so excited to share my first project as a designer for CUT to YOU!

I used the lovely Heart Burst Background Cut File.

I used several patterned papers on each side of the heart and scattered them leaving the centre area open for visual interest.

I carefully snipped a few of the hearts away from the cut file so they could be layered upon the photo to add some extra dimension.

Adding a few fussy cut sloths (which are adorable!), some rub on decals, along with a sprinkling of sequins finishes this layout off perfectly.

If you haven’t checked out all the AMAZING cut files that are available at the CUT to YOU store, then what are you waiting for?! There is something for everyone.

I look forward to seeing what you create with them… you can do so by joining the CUT TO YOU HQ page on facebook. 

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon. 🙂

P.S. This month CUT to YOU is sponsoring The Happy Craft Challenge. Head on over there to see how you can join in.