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Watercolor Layout Tutorial Featuring Fairie Dust

Posted by Graphic 45 03/06/2018 48 Comment(s) Layouts,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

Today we have an extra special water coloring layout tutorial using our Fairie Dust collection.  This step by step YouTube video is great for anyone looking to take their scrapbooking to the next level.  Elena Olinevich shows us how adding a splash of watercolors and fussy cuts to a layout is eye-catching and fun to do! So pull out your Graphic 45 papers and let's start creating a project to remember!  


Happy and Fun Layout

by Elena Olinevich


 “I like looking through the pictures taken with my kids, it’s so fun to create the scrapbooking pages with their photos. This time I found a fun picture when they were younger and decided to created something with Fairie Dust collection


I knew that I wanted to add some watercolors to my layout, so I kept the white space for it and placed the background paper mostly in the right and in the left, just tearing it into parts.



The white space I used to do a simple watercolor drawing of simple flowers. This collection has so many colors, so it was a good chance to use the pastel colors to add some airy and light images, and watercolors were the best solution for that purpose



I also made a lot of fussy cutting and placed those Fairies images around my photo



For my title, I used a “Make a Wish” cut out and placed it a bit behind of my focus photo



I couldn’t miss the flowers as the embellishments and topped some of them with the fairies



Adding the mushrooms was the most fun process step while creating this layout.

You can check my video tutorial for the process of creating it here.


Fairie Dust - Happy and Fun Layout - Graphic 45


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Prima Marketing Flowers and Watercolors

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Graphic 45 Scrapbook Layouts


Thank you for joining us for this happy and fun layout tutorial.  We hope we have inspired you to try something new and add a little color to your next project.  Big hugs to Elena for sharing this amazing layout.  If you have any water coloring, scrapbook, or fussy cutting tips we would love to read them below in the comments.  


Happy Papercrafting!

48 Comment(s)

Glenda Buster:
03/06/2018, 11:43:23 AM

Gorgeous! Watercolor and Fairie Dust.

Sharon Hemmingsen:
03/06/2018, 11:48:13 AM

Absolutely stunning. Love the use of watercolor with the collection. I love the Fairie Dust collection. I just received another order of it and am hording it because it's so precious.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Such a beautiful layout. Lovely collection!

Kim Russell:
03/06/2018, 12:01:04 PM

Just beautiful, and inspiring!

03/06/2018, 12:12:02 PM

Very pretty watercolor technique!

Sue MacFall:
03/06/2018, 12:12:36 PM

What a beautiful layout - the colours go so well with the focal picture. Thank you, Elena.

Sue D:
03/06/2018, 12:22:03 PM

So pretty and whimsical.

Regina Harrison:
03/06/2018, 12:25:36 PM

Beautiful details on this layout:)

Frances Perkins:
03/06/2018, 12:26:34 PM

I love fairies and this paper is awesome for them

03/06/2018, 12:47:42 PM

Such a pretty layout and a wonderful way to use favourite photos. Delightful!

sabine matagne:
03/06/2018, 12:48:40 PM

Trop belle page !les fleurs sont trop belles ainsi que les fées!

Martie Rollin:
03/06/2018, 12:53:07 PM

Love the color coordination of embellishments to photo...well done!

03/06/2018, 01:01:09 PM

I love the colors of this spread. Just stunning!

Kathleen E. Capachione:
03/06/2018, 02:02:01 PM

Scrapbooking with G45 is the best. Hope to win. Thanks for the chance.

03/06/2018, 02:23:37 PM

Pretty pastels and a fun layout!

Lesley A:
03/06/2018, 02:23:47 PM

I love mixing watercoloring with G45! Really complements the beautiful papers!

Michele Lewis:
03/06/2018, 02:50:30 PM

Reading this blog has encouraged me to incorporate many new and exciting techniques into my I see I have one more idea to use!

03/06/2018, 03:32:55 PM

Beautiful layout! Such great and inspiring ideas.

Julie Wiggerman:
03/06/2018, 03:52:04 PM,

I love this collection, and love the use of watercolors with it... so subtle and beautiful. A perfect Spring creation!

Carla Hundley:
03/06/2018, 03:57:13 PM

Oh beautiful! Love the papers and flowers. Carla from Utah

03/06/2018, 04:17:06 PM

Love the idea of incorporating watercolors.

Barbara G.:
03/06/2018, 04:29:35 PM

Love this water color on this paper. Of course, those precious children add to this project. Great work, Elena.

Cheryl Wells:
03/06/2018, 04:38:11 PM

WOW!!! That layout is amazing - simply gorgeous!!

03/06/2018, 05:08:15 PM

Outstanding work!! Love g45!!!

becca yahrling:
03/06/2018, 05:09:53 PM

what an absolutely stunning layout this is!

Holly Hatch:
03/06/2018, 05:38:36 PM

Very pretty project using Fairie Dust products! Thank you for all your ideas.

Biddy Bix:
03/06/2018, 06:11:59 PM

Love the Secret Garden Collection - so beautiful. I love all the floral colours. You can almost smell the scent of the garden.

Sandi B:
03/06/2018, 06:46:22 PM

Stunning collection. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

Sharon Gullikson:
03/06/2018, 07:08:09 PM

The mushrooms, flowers and fairies are wonderful!! They are just magical.

Veronica Roske:
03/06/2018, 07:43:50 PM

Love the inspiration and the Faire Dust collection. This is one of my favorites collections so far. Thank you for sharing!

03/06/2018, 08:08:38 PM,

This is another wonderful collection! I love the vibrant colors and the fanciful characters!

Laurie Black:
03/06/2018, 08:14:47 PM

Beautiful layout for a darling photo!

03/06/2018, 08:17:49 PM

Great ideas! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Karen Rice:
03/06/2018, 09:33:50 PM

Wonderful! The fussy cutting is so worth it--what a beautiful project!

03/06/2018, 09:34:34 PM,

Totally amazing!

Marnie witzke:
03/06/2018, 10:09:43 PM

Absolutely beautiful :) I'm just starting to get into watercolors <3

Shellie Fontana:
03/07/2018, 12:06:44 AM

Fairie Dust looks magical, and Secret Garden is simply an 'other world' I would love to take my inspiration breaks in--beautiful, Graphic 45!

Judy Phillips:
03/07/2018, 12:44:36 AM

It was a lot of fun watching the Pennys Paper Doll Family photo page being put together - it's fabulous!

Debbie Siddle:
03/07/2018, 01:47:36 AM

Very pretty xx

Michelle Nettleton:
03/07/2018, 02:52:30 AM

What a wonderful layout. To use the colors from Fairie Dust to bring in water colors of the same. Splendid!

Sari Grönlund:
03/07/2018, 06:59:33 AM

Todella ihana. Minäkin voisin tehdä pienelle lapsenlapselleni kirjan.

03/07/2018, 07:53:00 AM,

Beautiful layout and ideas with watercolor!❤️❤️

Anne McIntosh:
03/07/2018, 08:27:39 AM

I'm not much of a scrapper any more, but this page is beautiful and inspiring! Love the watercolor look and the fairies!

Michelle C:
03/07/2018, 09:16:07 AM

Thank you so much for the beauty and inspiration shared daily by all at the G45 team!

Dorothy McCarthy:
03/08/2018, 05:18:15 AM,

What a great idea about the water color!! Beautiful!!

Suzy Q:
03/08/2018, 05:25:43 AM

Hi! What a gorgeous, gorgeous layout! Luv the watercolor idea! And you make it look so easy! Gotta see if I can do this!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Hugs to you, from Suzy Q

Sandra Featherston:
03/09/2018, 05:08:21 AM

Such a great idea. I can't wait to try it.

Janet Ingraham:
03/09/2018, 08:10:58 AM

Fabulous Faerie layout. WOOHOO

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