Summer Hello Lovely Layout by Missy Whidden


Monday, July 19, 2021

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a bright new layout featuring Paige’s Wonders collection and the beautiful heart from the Acrylic Stamps. I used Distress Oxides to stamp a rainbow of hearts and then cut them out to use as my main design element on the background. I positioned them in a vertical cascade and embellished with smaller pieces in a matching tone-on-tone manner. I used thick, smooth white cardstock as the base and I coated it with clear gesso first. I used a few blue Distress Oxides to create the blue watercolor effect. I scraped the ink pads right onto the paper and activated the ink with water. I love how this turned out! 

I used some scrap cardstock to stamp the hearts on. I did coat it with clear gesso first so the Distress Oxides would run and blend as I added water to them. The intricate design on the heart Stamp is so pretty and I wanted them to look like they had been splashed with water. After I glued them down, I machine stitched through them with white thread. I sorted through all the Wonders embellishments and chose bits and pieces that matched the hearts. Here in the blue section I used some larger hearts from the Cardstock Stickers, small gold heart Puffy Stickers, a few hearts that I fussy cut from the Ephemera Die Cuts, and a piece that I fussy cut from the 2x2 Paper Pads. I found lots of really small things to use that worked perfectly with these colors. I love how the edges of the hearts pop up off the page.

I did the same thing on the upper section of the layout with the other colors. I layered in tangled thread and more pieces that I fussy cut from smaller embellishments. I also used a Banner Sticker here that matched the pink hearts. For the title, I mixed and matched. I used some of the rainbow mini alphas from the 8-Page Sticker Book to create “summer.”  I fussy cut “hello” from a die cut, and I took apart a Lollies sticker and used the “lovely” part.

One of my favorite parts of Paige’s collections is she always makes it easy to create a rainbow. I made this adorable little banner using the Puffy Stickers. I glued them down to some gold thread and angled it here under the photo. Behind the photo I layered white tissue paper and a few papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I also added one heart to the right side from the Chipboard Stickers. Finally, I splattered gold paint around the page and wrote my journaling using a gold metallic pen.

I hope this inspires you today! It was so much fun to create. Have you used any of the Acrylic Stamps from the Wonders collection yet? This heart is so beautiful and it inspired this entire layout. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!



SUPPLIES:
 Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, stamps, embellishments: WONDERSgessoDistress Oxideswhite cardstockgold paint
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