Picture Perfect / Hello Sunshine Layout


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Here is a layout I made for fun using Truly Grateful!
Picture Perfect : Hello Sunshine by Paige Evans1
A little back story: I've had this tiny sketch sitting on a pile in the corner of my scrap room for months. Finally I felt the urge to make the sketch come to fruition! Can you tell what it's supposed to look like? lol. I just envisioned a layout divided in half, the left side with flowers piled in the center and the right side with flowers around the edges.
I started by trimming the light purple grid B-side of Paper 06 to 6x12" and the purple striped B-side of Paper 23 also to 6x12". While I was trimming I had my Silhouette Cameo 3 cut out the flowers from Paper 15 using a PixScan mat. I have a tutorial for how to use the PixScan feature HERE. Such a time saver! Instead of fussy cutting for hours and hours the Silhouette Cameo 3 cut out all the flowers in just under three minutes.
Picture Perfect : Hello Sunshine Detail 1 by Paige Evans1
I found two similar photos of Jane and cropped them to 2x5" using Adobe Photoshop, printed them at home on my Canon Pro-100 printer, and trimmed them out leaving a white border for contrast. I placed the photos in the middle of the papers but didn't adhere them down yet.
Picture Perfect : Hello Sunshine Detail 2 by Paige Evans1
On the light purple grid paper I started layering flowers and leaves from the Floral Die Cuts as well as some of the PixScan cut flowers in the middle with the photo on top.
Picture Perfect : Hello Sunshine Detail 3 by Paige Evans1
On the purple striped paper I added flowers and leaves from the Floral Die Cuts and the the PixScan cut flowers all around the edges. Once I liked the placement of all the flowers everywhere, I snapped a photo with my phone to refer back to and adhered them all down using liquid glue.
Picture Perfect : Hello Sunshine Detail 4 by Paige Evans1
I adhered the photos with foam squares to give them a lift and then adhered a sentiment banner die cut from the Ephemera Die Cuts to the bottom of one photo and the top to the other. And I added a gold heart sticker from the Cardstock Stickers by both banners.
Picture Perfect : Hello Sunshine Detail 5 by Paige Evans1
Next I sprinkled a bunch of colorful dots from the Epoxy Stickers around all the flowers on both sides of the layout and wrote journaling with a blue pen on the bottom right corner. To finish up, I adhered the halves onto a white cardstock background and then machine stitched with white thread and a running stitch around the edges of both halves.
Picture Perfect : Hello Sunshine Detail 6 by Paige Evans1
I hope this layout inspires you to create a similar design using Truly Grateful!
Picture Perfect : Hello Sunshine Detail 7 by Paige Evans1
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, flowers, leaves, epoxy dots, stickers: TRULY GRATEFUL; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; PixScan mat and Silhouette Cameo 3

3 comments

  1. This is AMAZING!! LOVING the split design, and how you made it look and feel like one design!!! SO GORGEOUS! LOVING the stitching and the flowers!!!!!!

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  2. LOL, your sketch made me laugh. It's like the secret recipe of a mad genius :D Not surprising, it came out beautifully. When I visit here, I want to immediately run to my craft room and make something pretty ! You're so inspiring Paige <3

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