Love Love Love Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hello again, friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout using the Whimsical collection and Paige’s LOVE cut file. As I was thumbing through the patterned papers, I noticed a few colors that I really liked together. I had the perfect photo to scrap with this modified rainbow color scheme. My sister and I were at the Dancing With the Stars Live Tour and there was a green screen with props for photoshoots. We had a blast wearing the feather boas! I cut the word LOVE using the five papers I chose and made them the background design. I covered the white cardstock background with clear gesso first and let it dry. I chose matching colors of Distress Oxides and lightly scraped them horizontally across the page. I spritzed a bit of water on them and used a small acrylic block to smudge the color around.
I wanted to create a tone-on-tone look, so I added aqua Distress Oxides behind the aqua paper and did the same for the other colors. I glued them down and then machine stitched through each word. I sorted through all of the Whimsical embellishments and added lots of flowers, sentiments, and hearts from the Floral Die CutsStickersChipboard Stickers, and Puffy Stickers. Again, I kept the embellishments color coordinated with each section.

I added adhesive foam behind a few of the flowers to create dimension. I wanted some texture in those areas, so I tangled up colored thread. I wrote my journaling down at the bottom of the design using a metallic gold pen.

I just had to use these awesome Tassel Paper Clips. The threads on the tassels echoes the feathers in the boas! Too perfect. I removed the strings from the paper clips and glued them down below the photo.

I hope this inspires you to put together a fun color scheme that matches one of your favorite photos. Choosing the right papers and embellishments can really make your photo pop right off the page.

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  1. What a great layout. I love the way you used the distress oxide ink pads to create the colour behind the words. Definitely going to give that a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Wow wow wow!!! This is stunning! I loveeeeeeeeeee all the 'loves' and loving the tassels and the colors!! GORGEOUS!


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