Signature Style Layout by Missy Whidden

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sometimes it's nice to just let the designers have free rein and go to town making whatever floats her boat! That's exactly what Missy Whidden has done and I bet you could have guessed this was her layout without me even saying so :) I love how her style is so distinct!

Hello again, friends! Missy here, and this week we are featuring layouts using our signature styles. I think my signature style is definitely mixed media. But I also use cut files and I sew and fussy cut a lot on my pages. So I combined all of those together for this layout! I did a bit of mixing and matching with papers and embellishments from the Turn the PageOh My Heart, and Take Me Away collections. I also used the Life Doesn’t Have to be Perfect cut file designed by Paige, which is available in the Silhouette Store. I enlarged parts of the cut file and made it fit my entire page. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it from white cardstock and used a mix of Turn the Page Paper 12 and the 6x6 Paper Pad to back the open spots. I love the mix of patterns and colors. I pulled a paper from the Take Me Away 12x12 Paper Pad to use as my background. I love the big yellow block at the top and the white striped bottom part allowed for lots of fun watercoloring.
I chose this cut file because it’s a perfect statement for me and my family. And these photos say it all… haha! We never get a perfect photo, so I have come to embrace the imperfect. I jazzed up this background paper by smudging a lot of white gesso down first. Next I used some pink, yellow, gold and aqua spray inks with plastic packaging. I smooshed and splattered until a great deal of the paper was covered. I wanted it to show through the letters and around the photos. Once it dried and I arranged the letters, I ran each word through my sewing machine. I fussy cut a few birds from the Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad and added a few chipboard heart stickers from the Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers and the Take Me Away Chipboard Stickers.

I knew I wanted to have lots of color on the layout, so I printed my photos in black & white. I backed them with some tissue paper and adhesive foam for dimension and tucked in some aqua thread on both sides. I used a few chipboard flower stickers from the Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers as well. I wanted a pop of hot pink under the pictures so I fussy cut the scalloped border piece from Oh My Heart Paper 17.

As a final touch, I added in a few phrase stickers from Paige’s 30-page #StickerBook. They’re so fun because they go with any theme you’re working with. I did add a bit of journaling down at the bottom as well as few more splatters of ink.

I hope this inspires you to create something using your signature style! And don’t forget to check out Paige’s amazing cut files over in the Silhouette Store. There are a ton to choose from, and they’re the best!

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Do you have a signature style? What would you call or, or what do you do? I love color, patterned papers, repetition, cut files, hand and machine stitching, punching... lots of things :)

1 comment

  1. Loveeeeeee this! LOVING those colors, the title and the splatters!!!!!!!!


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