Be a Fruit Loop by Missy Whidden

Friday, June 30, 2017

One quick glance at this layout and I bet you can guess who created it! Missy Whidden has such a beautiful and recognizable signature style - the mark of a true artist!
Hey there, friends! Missy here again and I’m sharing a new layout today featuring a few of my favorite techniques. I guess you could say mixed media is definitely my first favorite, but I also love using bright colors, large titles, and stitching. I also love using silly photos of my daughters. I found this awesome quote on Pinterest and had to use it on a page. I used an alpha font cut file from The Cut Shoppe and typed it into my Silhouette software. I chose papers from the Oh My HeartTake Me Away, and Fancy Free 6x6 Paper Pads. The smaller papers are perfect for cutting small shapes. I used Take Me Away Paper 11 as my background. For a few of the letters I did pull some papers from the Fancy Free and Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pads. I wanted a very bright and colorful layout and a mix of all these papers was just the ticket! I covered a big portion of my background paper with white gesso. This not only gives me some white space, but it also acts as a barrier so the mixed media won’t soak right into the paper. I used lots of watercolors to create all those splotches of color. Once it dried I played around with all the letters and photos until I got it like I wanted.
I used aqua paper from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad behind my photos and layered in some tissue paper. I added a bit of torn floral washi tape from the Oh My Heart Sticker Book as well as a few rose gold floral clear stickers. Those Buttons are from Fancy Free and that cute scalloped Puffy Sticker is from Oh My Heart. I wanted to add a pop of color to the solid black areas of my photos so I added a few Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers and another Puffy Sticker. The sequins are from my stash.
To add a bit more color and texture, I machine stitched through all the lines of words with yellow thread. In random spots, I added a few stickers from the Oh My Heart Sticker Book and here I used a pretty flower from the Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers. I used a few of the cute X stickers from the Fancy Free Puffy Sticker sheet as well. 
To make the letters stand out a tad more, I created some shadows with a black pen.
I hope this inspires you to create something fun using your favorite techniques! If you’re like me, you have more than one. I love this about scrapbooking… we get to combine all the things we love! Here is my process video:
 SUPPLIES: OH MY HEART6x6 Paper Pad12x12 Paper PadSticker BookPuffy StickersChipboard StickersTAKE ME AWAY: 6x6 Paper Pad, Paper 11FANCY FREE: 6x6 Paper Pad, 12x12 Paper Pad, Buttons, Puffy Stickers
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It's so fun for me seeing all these patterned papers put together to create a blast of color! Pattern paper is my first love and the more I can use on a layout, the merrier, so this layout is especially awesome!

1 comment

  1. Love love love love this! LOVING that title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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