Easter 2017 Layout for March #moodboardgirls

Saturday, March 3, 2018

I played along with the March #moodboardgirls to make this Easter layout!
Photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
First, check out the process video to see how this layout came to be and make sure to subscribe to be the first to know when new content becomes available!

I started with my Easter Egg cut file and used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to die cut it from smooth white cardstock. Then the possibilities were endless! It's like a blank canvas - where do I go from there? I thought about backing each shape individually - that would take hours and hours, but I love a fun project. I thought about going crazy with mixed media and trying something new. I even polled my instagram peeps (hey, "peeps!" totally works for Easter! :) and most wanted to see mixed media! Your wish is my command!
So with mixed media in mind, I painted a layer of white gesso to prep the surface. Then once it dried I painted stripes of watercolors across the rows of shapes. I'm not sure how "mixed media" that is hahaha, but I like how it turned out so there we go! Once the watercoloring was dried I backed the egg with a colorful striped paper from Take Me Away - it adds that much more color and pop! Then to create more texture, color, and interest on the egg I stitched various ribbons across it. Sometimes I cut the ribbons in half to make them thinner and not hog attention. I liked how the scratch white cardstock I used when watercoloring looked so I used that as my base and adhered the egg with dimensional adhesive on the right side.
In the center of the egg I placed two photos of Fox and Jane around Easter time in front of a mint garage door (be still my heart!) and then tucked all kinds of flower die cuts underneath. I used flowers from Take Me AwayOh My HeartTurn the Page, and Pick-Me-Up. There's even a bunny in the Turn the Page Ephemera Die Cuts which goes along perfectly with the Easter theme. Oh and I added a bow die cut from the Take Me Away at the top of the egg.
Across the bottom I trimmed an angled piece of Pick-Me-Up Paper 09 - the B-side has colorful polka dots that resemble eggs! This paper helps "ground" the layout. I punched a lace border from smooth white cardstock and tucked it behind the patterned paper piece - I like how the lace detail mimics the cut outs of the Easter egg die cut.
For the title I mixed and matched all my Thickers and then machine stitched over it. I wrote the journaling around the egg with a pencil, I will probably go back over it with a gray pen so it doesn't smudge. And that's it! :)
I hope you are inspired in some way from this layout and I hope to be back again soon playing along with the #moodboardgirls!
Now hop along to all these other talented ladies' pages to see some eye candy based on the moodboard!


  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! You are simply amazing! I love love love this! LOVING that egg and all the goodies you incorporated on it and loving those adorable photos!!!!!!!


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