Silver Light layout Challenge

Hi there scrappy friends,

My weekly post today is for my White ... With 1 challenge entry - this months colour is Silver Light. How fun is that? I went through my stash to pull out all my light grey products and anything shiny silver too.

I started, as is now my norm, by doing a little bit of work on the background. This time it was the packaging technique using an ink pad mixed with water. I actually have a shiny silver ink pad, so it was fun to try it and to see how well it worked compared with other colours. It does come out mostly light grey but certainly has some areas of shine which is so fun.

Next I pulled out some little paper strips that were cut-offs from a few months ago but I had saved them for this purpose - to make a star. I have seen other people do it (Paige Evans in particular) but they cut strips in the colours they want as they go - I thought surely I could use my scraps. I had five different patterns of grey, but just went with one (a sort of water colour brush stroke). For the second lot of strips I covered them in silver foil! So they are beautifully shiny. I put a drop of glue at each corner and cross over point and got crafting.

I have been trying to scrap this photo for so long but I have struggled. I have had it printed for a few years. The problem was the picture was so busy - it is taken inside an elderly womans lounge and there was just so much to look at. When I pulled it out and sat it with my pile of silver and light grey products it actually looked good. All it needed was a light, neutral, monotone colour scheme - one that I would've never come up with on my own!

I love how it turned out. I finally have this special picture scrapped and the memory preserved.

 I added some punched stars from shiny silver paper just to tie it together a little more - I initially had silver hearts instead, but one big star in the middle of the page along with some hearts just didn't look right.

I also added two shades of grey thread, tangled up just peaking out from under two areas.

My only patterned papers are the stars. My photo mats are white tissue paper and it all sits on a white doily.

I did a decent sized journaling spot, and a title from white glitter alphas and ... yip, shiny silver alphas.

I really enjoyed doing this layout, and using silver as my one colour was so fun. I hope one month they do gold! (If they haven't already - I've only been doing it for five months now).

I really recommend trying out this colour scheme of white with silver. So fun and looks good. And in this case it even makes not-brilliant photos look good too!

Come back next Tuesday for more weekly inspiration.

Until then,
Jessica T

UPDATE: my layout was chosen as the winner!


  1. Your layout is lovely - and love the star behind your gorgeous photo! Thanks for joining us at White ... with 1 :)

  2. That star is wonderful, what a great accent to your layout. Thanks for joining us at WW1.

  3. Your background work is fantastic – love the star and the sweet photo you have used. Thank you so much for joining in with Ww1 this month.

  4. Jessica the monochrome colouring certainly worked well with your photo. I love how you have done the star too, hey why not use up your scrap papers, they were perfect for your layout.
    Thank you for joining us at White with 1

  5. An awesome page! I wouldn't have guessed you'd struggled with the photo. It looks like it was made for the page!
    Thanks for joining in at White ... with 1.
    Louise xo

  6. Love it. Rrally well put together. Thanks for playing with us at WW1.

  7. Great layout looks amazing thanks for joining in with us at WW1:-)

  8. Great page, love the star and all the little extras. Thanks for joining us at WW1


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