Laughter Layout by Missy Whidden

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

All the extra efforts are well worth the stunning results on this new layout by Missy Whidden!!
Hey, friends! Missy here, and I’m excited to share another layout using Paige’s new Pick-Me-Up collection! I love incorporating her cut files into my designs and for this layout I used the Flower Large cut file. I wanted to use all the inside shapes instead of the outline, so I traced each piece onto various Pick-Me-Up patterned papers and reassembled it on the white cardstock background. I wound up cutting the outline in half and running each piece off the page on both sides.  I added each piece back in, glued them all down, and then removed the outline. I love the end result! I also added some clear gesso and pink sprays and Gold Color Shine on the background before gluing down all the flower shapes.
I left white space in between each piece so the white and mixed media would show through. I very carefully (and very slowly) machine stitched through all those little in between lines using gold thread. I love how it makes all those shapes pop and it just makes it all look a little more crisp.  I used one of the Pick-Me-Up Ephemera Die Cuts as my title and the gold foiling is so pretty!
I popped my photo up using some adhesive foam. I tucked in several embellishments under and around the photo. On the right side I added some florals from the Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers as well as some of the Rub-Ons. Underneath the photo I added a small strip of Washi Tape and I layered in a Sticker under the photo.
I love how all these pieces look together. The colors are so rich and beautiful! On this side of the photo, I added a few floral clusters from the Pick-Me-Up Ephemera Die Cuts and a bit of dark blue tangled thread.
I hope this inspires you in some way! There are lots of different ways to use a cut file, so give this technique a try next time! And be sure to get your hands on the Pick-Me-Up collection, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
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Absolutely love all the bits of patterned paper and the COLOR!!

1 comment

  1. I love this layout. I can't believe all the effort you went to for one page! Amazing end result though.


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