Inspiration Tuesday with a very special guest ^^

Hey to everyone!

Today is June 1st and I'm counting the days til it's Summer! I'm so looking forward to hot days, even though I don't really like them, but we've been having such a crappy Spring these days that I'm craving some hot temperatures!

So, to celebrate June, I have a very special guest this month : Elisa Pagès. I'm such a BIG fan of her work, she has that fresh, colorful, vintage style I really love. And plus, she's a sweetheart :)

I invited Elisa for her own Inspiration Tuesday and she came up with such a beautiful layout, really. Enjoy!


Hey there everyone!!!! What a honor to be here, as a guest on Celine's blog!

I hope my layout will inspire you - it's a "vintage/messy/textured" kinda layout, the kind of stuff I love!

Here's wht I used...

Gesso – Glimmer mist – indian ink - masking tape

Doily – colored threads- old book pages, fabric, ribbons

Stickers:Jenni Bowlin, October afternoon

chipboards Cosmo crickets

Overlays and rubons: Hambly

Flair and rubons: American crafts

Gather all you need to make your background, for example : used enveloppes, book pages, magazines, newspapers, notebooks...


Tear it all up and make a patchwork out the scraps, in a very random way and use liquid glue to glue everything on your background (gluestick is fine too).

I also added some masking tape here and there.

Add Gesso to make a white wash on your background.

Add more or less water, depends whether you want a transparent kinda look or not : the more water you put, the more transparent it will look.


while it's drying, use your Glimmer mist on the Doily (it will have a very soft and pretty look with all the glimmer on it), crumple it and be carefully when you put it back on your desk to make it dry.


I then created my own masks using round punches. Just punch circles into cardstock and put them all over your background, then use your glimmer mists and spray on top of them all.


There you go! Your background is finished!

You can now decorate the rest of your page.

To make the frame around my photo, I simply used washi tape and mahcine stitched a ribbon.


I love adding different textures around my photos : threads, lace, overlays, notebook pages... then embellishments.

Then you can make splashes of inks with a brush!


I always add my title at the very end. Here, the "MES" word was created using Venilia adhesive paper, bought at my local hardware store (and seen on Céline's blog a while ago!).

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I hope you liked it! See you soon! and thank you Céline for inviting me!

Bisous, Elisa x


A BIG thank you to Elisa for this amazing tutorial, I seriously URGE you to go and check her BLOG and her FLICKR galery to discover WHY I love her style so much!


I'm heading to Paris today for two days of classes at Le Temple du Scrap, and then spend the whole week in Paris. I'm going to see M for the third time at the Olympia and then Black Eyed Peas on Saturday at POPB :D


Take care!

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