Fabulous & Fun Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The two design team members sharing projects this week were challenged to create a layout with a BIG title! Big titles make a BIG impact and draw you right into the page. Once again Missy Whidden worked her magic to create a colorful page with all her favorites!
Hey, friends! Missy here, and I have a new layout to share featuring one of my favorite things… a BIG TITLE! I used a lot of the Oh My Heart collection to showcase this cute photo of my daughter in the pool. I started with Oh My Heart Paper 21 as my background. I typed the word “fabulous” in my Silhouette software using a script font and enlarged it to span across the entire page. After I cut it, I left the page on the sticky mat and coated a big portion of the paper with white acrylic paint. After I peeled the paper off the mat, I used Oh My Heart Paper 08 to back the open spaces. I love that yellow to pink gradient and it stands out nice and bright. I used some gelatos to add smoky color around the word and behind the photo. I also added a bit of ink sprays. I love using aqua and turquoise to create the illusion of water when I scrap a pool photo.

To really make the title pop off the page, I decided to glue coordinating embroidery thread around it. I love how it turned out! I like that it looks somewhat messy yet it outlines the title and adds great texture to the page. This is a great technique to try if you don’t have a lot of extra time to hand stitch but still want the look of fabric or thread on your page.

I added in Take Me Away Foam Phrase Thickers and three ampersands to finish off the title. I love the pop of gold here. The yellow ampersand is a Fancy Free Wood Veneer and the other two are die cuts from the Oh My Heart Ephemera Die Cuts and Take Me Away Ephemera Die Cuts. I used another Fancy Free Wood Veneer above the title. I also added in an Oh My Heart Puffy Sticker down by the journaling.

I love how layering and added thread to a layout creates such awesome depth and dimension. I added some foam under my photo to give that area some depth and added a fun Take Me Away Ephemera Die Cut right on top of it. That cute banner piece fits perfectly right there.

I used some beautiful Oh My Heart Ephemera Die Cut flowers as layers under the photo as well as some Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers. I went simple with the embellishments since the big title and fun photo are the main focus. I did use some blue tangled thread on both sides of the photo for an extra pop of color & texture.

I hope this inspires you to incorporate a big title onto a layout! I love it because it can be a fixed element so once you’ve created it, it can’t be moved. This limits where everything else can go and can make your page come together a lot faster. Give it a go!
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Another thing I absolutely love about this layout is that it's at a slight angle! Nothing is straight which means it's imperfect - which is perfect to me!!

1 comment

  1. Wowwwwwwwwww! She gave you a challenge, and you rocked it!! That title work is amazing! This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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