Friday, September 16, 2022

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Serenity - 12x12 layout "Choose Happy"

Hello Lovelies. I bring you a layout today created with the gorgeous Vintage Artistry Serenity Collection. I am in love!! With the gorgeous blues, browns  and neutral beige, you can go monochromatic, or add your favorite contrasting colors. The possibilities are endless. I chose to keep with the colors in the collection, and adding a hint of green. I used 2 different papers, tore them and layered them. I did a bit of stenciling with crackle paste down the middle of the layout. I then added some corrugated cardboard under the outer layer, and tucked in some Serenity Washi Tape under another of the inner layers. I spattered some white paint, and that completed the foundation for the layout. The fun part is like icing a cake!! Embellishments!!!! 

I created floral clusters on each corner of the framed photo. I used a few different flower designs from different packages, yet they coordinate beautifully! With the extra paper I had after creating the foundation, I die cut some lacy leaves, and created some tiny rolled roses to add to the floral clusters. For my journal title, I used the Serenity Rub-Ons by cutting apart the words. The leaves are laser cuts as well as leaves from the flower packages. I added some art stones for texture. 

The gorgeous frame is part of the Serenity Laser Cuts. I popped it up using corrugated cardboard underneath. This gives it beautiful dimension on the page. The photo is my sweet granddaughter Savannah. Like Charlotte, she loves her picture taken! Lucky me!  Of course I had to tuck in a few butterflies!! I can't get enough of them! 

Here is a closeup of the different layers. Just tearing the bits of Serenity Washi Tape and tucking it under the layer, gave it so much more color and  made the cardboard pop! I inked the torn edges before gluing them down. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you are inspired to use Vintage Artistry Serenity for you next project!! And with all of the accessories to coordinate with the papers, there is so much you can create! Let your imagination guide you! 

And if you are a digital Scrapbooker and totally adore Serenity, you can find the digital collection at Katie Pertiet Designs...OR extend you paper collection and become a hybrid scrapper like me, incorporating the paper and digital for fussy cutting. The possibilities are endless. 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love your design and layering of the papers. Thanks. Also in FL.

  2. Wow this is so detailed and beautiful I love all the textures you are so creative!

  3. Nice post thank you Emily


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