Happiness Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

After dabbling in mixed media the last couple weeks, this new layout by design team member Missy Whidden makes my heart go pitter patter!
Hello again, friends! Missy here, and I have a fun & bright layout to share using the Pick-Me-Up collection. I began by cutting Paige’s Rainbows Background cut file from some white cardstock and using it as a stencil. I placed it over some smooth white cardstock and then used a palette knife to scrape lots of colored texture pastes over it. I also used a few ink sprays. I wanted to get a lot of the deep and rich colors on the background, mainly the pinks, reds, and mustard yellow. I decided to scrap a pool photo since it had lots of blue in it and I love how it contrasts against the deep background colors. I fussy cut a few flower clusters from Paper 02 and layered them around the photo.
Using cut files as stencils is another fun way to add interest to your layout. I love the shapes this one created. It makes such a cool background. Once it was dry, I came back in with more of the sprays and used the packaging technique to spread more color around. I added in some blue sprays to play off the color in the photo. To add even more texture, I layered in some coordinating colors of thread along with some floral Stickers.

Since I had some white empty space on the left side of my photo, I layered the flower clusters over it.  I tucked in some Stickers and a Rub-On. I added my journaling right under the bottom of the mixed media area of the page.

I created a title cluster down on the bottom half of the page using lots of items from the Pick-Me-Up collection. I used some of the Chipboard Stickers and Mini Thickers to create the title and then added some more Rub-Ons and Stickers.

I really love how this turned out. I hope it inspires you to try using a cut file as a stencil to make your own background design or embellishments or even patterned paper! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 01Paper 02Paper 16Rub-OnsChipboard StickersStickersMini Thickerswhite cardstockDistress Oxides inksgessoSilhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Rainbows Background by Paige Evans
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Love love love all the color and textures created from using the cut file as a stencil! Unbelievably beautiful!

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