Flourish Butterrfly Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hey, friends, Missy Whidden here! I just love creating a stencil from a cut file and that’s exactly what I did for this layout. I used Paige’s new Flourish Butterfly cut file and cut it on white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo. I placed it on top of Turn the Page Paper 10 at an angle to create my design. First, I scraped white gesso over the stencil so I could see the shape of the butterfly. Then I went around and on top of the shape with more white gesso using my finger to smudge it so it would appear light and hazy. I laid the stencil back over the design and then used a few colored texture pastes and sprays to create a fun, shiny, and colorful butterfly.
I used black and white photos to make the colors pop and I layered Oh My Heart Paper 09 and Paper 19 behind them for some more bursts of pink. I fussy cut some butterflies from Turn the Page Paper 04 to layer in on top of and around the photos. I wanted more pops of gold, so I machine stitched trails from the butterflies. I added smaller details with some phrase stickers from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook.

I blended some of the colored pastes together and added some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. Since my stencil was made of cardstock, some of the paste smudged underneath it. I’m okay with that because I think it just adds to the fun messy factor. I found another butterfly to add here from the Pick-Me-Up Stickers.

I went simple with my title and used these gold foiled Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Stickers. I love the shine! I wanted a bit more orange on the layout, so I fussy cut a small scalloped border piece from Oh My Heart Paper 17 and tucked it under the bottom of the photos. I also added in matching tangled thread in a few places.

I had a blast getting messy and making this fun page! I hope you are inspired to use one of Paige’s cut files as a stencil and create your own background. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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