The Good Life Layout by Missy Whidden


Thursday, January 26, 2017

I'm tellin' ya, Paper 06 is simply irresistible! It just HAS to be fussy cut :) Missy Whidden is sharing a lovely, colorful layout today mixing and matching all three of my Pink Paislee collections! I love how they go so well together! 
Hey there, friends! It’s Missy again and I knew as soon as I saw the Oh My Heart collection that I would have to immediately fussy cut the flowers from patterned Paper 06. The sizes… the shapes… the colors… oh my! I pulled the gorgeous pink watercolor Paper 11 from Fancy Free to use as my background. I think it gives a nice contrast to all the shades of green in the leaves. I chose a pool photo to scrap because of all the blue in it. I love how it pops against that pink background and all those colorful flowers. I decided to add a little watercolor to the background and I went with a blue aqua color. I like how it resembles splashes of water coming out from behind the flowers and the photo. The flowers make excellent layering pieces and you honestly can’t go wrong with beautiful floral pieces!
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I also added in some bits and pieces from the Take Me Away collection. I used some of the Chipboard Stickers here and there. I used the leafy stems and a few of the sentiments, like this Carpe Diem piece.  It is so awesome how all of these collections work so nicely together. I added a bit of watercolor splatters and finished it off with some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine. My journaling fit nicely under the design and I used a ruler to make sure my lines were straight. I love the dimension of these big leaves. I didn’t glue them down flat so I could bend the edges to make them look more realistic.
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I used some of the Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers for my title. I decided to place them right on top of the photo since there was a lot of white space there. This is a fun tip to think about when you’re taking pictures. If you can (and you’re thinking about scrapbooking at the time… haha) try to leave some open space in the photo like this. It gives you some room to add a title or an embellishment to it without covering up anything important on the photo. I love the contrast of the yellow stickers with the pretty blue background. I added a little bit of tangled thread here for added texture and color. I just love all of these flowers and colors! And there’s another chipboard piece from Take Me Away.
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Here you can see some of the background watercolor work. I love the shiny gold details on the Take Me Away chipboard. I echoed that with the gold Color Shine to add even more pops of shine. I decided I didn’t have enough fussy cut flowers, so I pulled a few floral die cuts from the Oh My Heart Ephemera Die Cuts.
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Check out the process video to see how this layout came together:

I hope this inspires you to put your collections together and see what you can create by mixing and matching them!
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Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day!

1 comment

  1. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING all that fussy cutting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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