Sharing my April layout for the Kerri Bradford design team!
THUMBS UP by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: This entire layout was inspired by the hibiscus flower in the Kerri Bradford Beach Vibes set!
JOURNALING SAYS: There are the most beautiful and colorful doors all around Europe! I could write a book about it :) I'm so glad you humor me by standing in front of them.
HOW TO: In Silhouette Studio, trace, copy and paste the hibiscus 6 times across space. Die cut the design from the B-side of Paper 05 then spread gesso over the die cuts to soften the background. Take some time to back each piece of each flower with patterned paper from the 6x6 Paper Pad. Splatter white acrylic paint and black watercolors over the flowers. You can barely see it, but on the flower under the photo I machine stitched around each piece - I didn't end up liking the way it made the flower look flat, so I covered it up with the photo cluster and now I like the little bits of thread peeking out that add some texture. Create the title and embellish with die cuts and an assortment of stickers then journal on the top left side to balance the photo.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers (chipboard, mini alphabet, paper, puffy), die cuts: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Hibiscus cut file: Beach Vibes by Kerri Bradford; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Gesso: Liquitex; Paint: FolkArt; Watercolors: Loew Cornell
Always fun working with Kerri Bradford's cut files! So many possibilities!