Embracing the Softness

Embracing The Softness - Layout in the Spotlight

I just love the look of Claudia’s layout. The soft colors are perfect for the beautiful image and the ephemera makes an interesting design. Using a black and white photo adds a nice contrast.

  • Type of Project: Mixed Media Single Scrapbooking Layout
  • Occasion: Embracing the softness of the collection – “Loving Life” – Live Life to the Fullest
  • Style: Mixed media
  • Techniques used: Stencilling, colouring beads with gesso and dry brushing with acrylic paints, layering of clusters
  • Decoration: Elements from the collection and additional paper elements such as doilies, filmstrip
  • Main Colour: Teal and lilac
  • Media used: Single photograph
  • Equipment used: Stencil and general scrapbooking tools
  • Other information: Current design team: Scrapworx South Africa
  • Former design Team: Penelope Dee South Africa, Celebr8 South Africa
  • Ranked number 1 for Africa and Oceania in the International Scrapbooking Championships


Describe the Project:
The project is a Single Scrapbooking mixed media layout using the 49andMarket ARToptions Viken Collection.

How did you make it?
I achieved the completion of this project by utilizing one of the sheets from the 49andMarket ARToptions Viken Collection.  I added some subtle stencilling using modelling paste and to create some additional texture to the page, I added some of the fabric washi tape to the page.  I then proceeded to build a composition / cluster using several elements from the collection such as bits and pieces from the tag set, laser cut outs paper shapes, chipboard set and Ephemera Bits and Pieces.  I then raised my photo on top of the cluster and added some additional flat glass beads, white beads, sequins and paper elements.

Size of the Project:
The project is a 12×12 inch single layout

Materials used:
49andMarket ARToptions Viken collection was used for this project as listed below:-
49&Market ARToptions Viken 6×8 rub-on Transfer Set – FMAOV 36875
49&Market ARToptions Viken – Fabric Tape Assortment – FMAOV 36905
49&Market ARToptions Viken Paper Tag Set – FMAOV 36899
49&Market ARToptions Viken – Laser Cut Outs Paper Shapes – FMAOV 36868
49&Market ARToptions Viken – 12×12 Collection Pack Scrapbook Paper – FMAOV 37018
49&Market ARToptions Viken – Chipboard Set – FMAOV 36912
49&Market ARToptions Viken – Ephemera Bits Paper Die Cut Shapes – FMAOV 36851


Time used to create Project:
2 hours

What inspired me to make the Project:
The softness of the watercolour wild flowers combined with the faded prints in this collection.  I wanted to create something with soft colours as the background for a black and white photo.

Social media platforms:
Some of my other work can be viewed on the following platforms:

Facebook: Claudia Guilhas
Facebook: Precious Moments Scrapbooking
Facebook: Beautiful Scrapbooks Rynfield
Instagram: guilhasclaudia