Butterfly Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I love how Missy Whidden takes an idea and runs with it! This week I asked her to create a page featuring butterflies and boy did she do just that!

Hello again, friends! Missy here, and this week we are featuring butterflies on our projects. I knew right away I wanted to use one of Paige’s cut files for my layout. This one is called Butterfly and it’s beautiful. I enlarged it to fit across white cardstock and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo. I started with the Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad to back the open spots. This is a great way to use up those small bits of scraps you have leftover because the open spots are small. I also used some papers from the Take Me Away 6x6 Paper Pad and the Oh My Heart 6x6 Paper Pad. I used the leftover pieces from my cut file from my last layout from a paper from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad. My background paper matched the colors perfectly and it’s from the Take Me Away 12x12 Paper Pad. I traced around the butterfly and added some white gesso around the edges with my fingers to create a white haze. I used some ink sprays and watercolors to add some color to the background.  Then I fussy cut a lot of butterflies from Turn the Page Paper 04 to scatter around the layout.

Mixing and matching colors is fun and easy when you back a detailed cut file like this. I love the beautiful colors and how they look together. Here you can see the watercolor peeking out from behind the big butterfly. The smaller fussy cut butterflies were the perfect size to place around the page, and I also added in lots of rose gold stickers from the Turn the Page Sticker Book. Then I tucked in some matching tangled thread in a few places.

My favorite thing about using butterflies is how easy it is to make them dimensional. Just add a dab of glue to the center and you can make the wings pop off the page for instant dimension. I created even more depth by adding some adhesive foam under the cut file. It creates a nice shadow and helps to bring the image off the page.

I tucked my photo underneath the butterfly here. There was some open unimportant space in the photo, so it worked out nicely like this. I used several more stickers from the Turn the Page Sticker Book here to emphasize how I felt about the photo. It was my daughter’s first dentist appointment, we were very proud of how she handled it. The “all grown up” piece is from one of the Turn the Page 2x2 Paper Pads. I simply trimmed it down and ran my edge distresser around the edges.

I hope this gives you some fun “butterfly” ideas to try on your next layout! The Turn the Page collection is full of them, so you likely won’t run out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful week!

 SUPPLIES: TURN THE PAGE6x6 Paper PadPaper 04Sticker Book2x2 Paper PadOH MY HEART6x6 Paper PadTAKE ME AWAY: 6x6 Paper Pad, 12x12 Paper Pad; FANCY FREE: 12x12 Paper Pad; Cut file: Butterfly by Paige Evans
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