We Got That Zest Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, August 24, 2018

Hey friends, Missy here! As soon as I saw Paige’s Lemon Slice cut file, an idea popped into my head and I just had to get started on a layout. Actually, a title to go with this cut file sort of happened first and I went with it. I scrapped this fun photo of my mom, my sister, and me and went with lots of fun colors and flowers. I cut the lemon from Pick-Me-Up Paper 07 and backed most of it with Oh My Heart Paper 06. I backed the rest of it with vellum. I really liked the colors and how it just jazzed up the lemon. I embellished with lots of bits and pieces from both of these collections.
To add some texture to the lemon, I machine stitched through the vellum parts and around the curved edge. I didn’t want to overload the lemon with lots of extra embellishments, but I did use some Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Stickers and Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers around the bottom area of the photo. I also added adhesive foam under the lemon for more dimension.

I fussy cut several flowers from Oh My Heart Paper 13 as well as a cute lemon from Pick-Me-Up Paper 07. I love all the pinks, yellows, and oranges together.

I combined some of the Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers with the Oh My Heart Thickers to create my title. I added a bit of color to the white alphas by smudging some periwinkle Distress Oxide on them - that helps them stand off the page a bit more. I topped it off with a cute lemon sticker from the Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers. I also tucked in a few floral stickers from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook.

Here’s one more close-up of the background work. I used clear gesso first and then used Vicki Boutin Art Crayons and some Shimmerz to create this watercolor look. I used the crayons on plastic packaging first and then smudged the color onto the background with my fingers.

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to incorporate this cut file into your next project! It was a lot of fun create!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 07Chipboard StickersMini ThickersPuffy StickersOH MY HEART: Paper 06, Paper 13, Ephemera Die Cuts, Chipboard Stickers, Thickers; Cut file: Lemon Slice by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstockvellumDistress OxidesgessoVicki Boutin Art Crayons30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook
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