Destination Journey Layout


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Here is a new layout I made for the International Scrapbook Day festivities that happened over at Scrapbook & Cards Today using the Project Pad found exclusively in JoAnn stores and my Flower Bunch cut file!
Destination Journey by Paige Evans
I started by cutting my Flower Bunch cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Since the design is so intricate it took about 20 minutes so I unloaded the dishwasher and watered the flowers while it was cutting. Gotta love multitasking!
Once the machine finished cutting out the image I carefully peeled it off the mat and then set about backing each of the flowers and leaves. I actually had my machine help me with this. I ungrouped the original design in a new document, kept the inner pieces of all the flowers and leaves only, and then offset those pieces to make them slightly larger.

After deleting the original inner pieces and being left with the slightly larger offset pieces, I cut out the pieces in groups from different colors of patterned paper from Horizon. All-in-all it still took about two hours to back this entire design, but when I flipped it over after gluing the last piece in place, it was totally worth it!

I flipped through the Project Pad to find a coordinating color of paper on which to build my page. I chose a bright pink and did some simple mixed media on the background: I splashed watered down white acrylic paint and dark blue watercolor from the Tropicals set by Prima across and let it dry. Then I adhered the backed flower cut file onto the layout using dimensional adhesive so it pops off a bit and creates depth and shadows.

I chose two photos of me and Fox because the colors matched perfectly! I printed them at home and trimmed them out leaving a white border which I love doing because it helps the photos stand out more. I tucked the photos into the design on the left and right edges and trimmed any excess.

Embellishing was kept to a minimum and I only used two word stickers from the Project Pad, a sentiment label Chipboard Stickers, and a fussy cut flower/phrase from the 2x2 Paper Pads. I wrote journaling with a matching blue pen under the right photo.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you've found some inspiration!
SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 03StickersProject Padwhite cardstockwhite acrylic paint; Watercolors: Tropicals by Prima; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Flower Bunch by Paige Evans

3 comments

  1. Love love love this!!! LOVING those CUTE photos of you and Fox, and love love love love all the flowers!!! So BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  2. Hi Paige :D Gorgeous paper backing. The floral spray is wonderful and what a fabulous way to do it too! I'm going to have to give that a whirl :D Thanks so much for the tip, brilliant!!

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  3. I think I have a Silhouette Cameo 2, it's definitely not a 3, but I'm waiting on 4 before I buy another since it will make it my third Silhouette. Anyway, I really need to learn to use that offset; you're layout is stunning!! Thank you for sharing your process.

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