Smile Layout by Zsoka Marko

Friday, July 19, 2019

Hey there crafty friends, Zsoka Marko back today with a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. I've used the Horizon collection again, and remember my challenge for myself was to not go with a rainbow color scheme. Today I'm sharing an orange/coral/pink/purple combo. I'm so in love with these colors!
This layout is actually a lift of an older layout of mine (I just checked the date and I can barely believe it is from two years ago OMG!), which was similar in colors actually, except it had teal instead of purple. Check it out:

This was one of my most favorite layouts ever, so I thought I'd give it another go. I die cut loads of leaves using some dies (again, you can totally go with cut files if that's easier for you, I just had a lot of small scraps and it was quicker this way!) in each color. Once done, I looked for a paper I could use for background and I found this gorgeous purple ombre Paper 08 in the Whimsical collection.

I roughly arranged the leaves on the background so I knew how many I needed. I started gluing down the bigger ones. I'll be honest, I just eyeballed all of it, but if you don't feel confident in doing that, just use temporary adhesive first. I'm OK with imperfection! Once the big leaves were adhered I added the smaller ones in between.

I adhered some foam tape to the back of my photo and placed it in the middle of the flower. Then I started embellishing. I pulled out everything that matched my color scheme. Some are totally random but I don't mind. I went with a tone-on-tone look and used Chipboard StickersStickersEphemera Die CutsEpoxy Stickers, and some sentiments from the Whimsical Paper 08. I glued everything down - for some I used liquid adhesive, for others foam tape to add dimension. Oh here's something I was pretty happy about! There's a paper in Horizon with different colored frames (Paper 18) which I used on my next layout so I had it on my desk. There were frames in all the colors I used here and all of them had a phrase on them that fit my photo perfectly! I love love love happy accidents likes this. So I cut out the phrases and created a strip at the bottom of my layout. To finish off my page I added some white ink splatters and wrote my journaling with a white gel pen. That's it!

Aaaaand because I had a bunch of leaves left and I don't throw away anything I thought I might as well make a quick and easy card using them!

I created a top folding A2 size card base and added a white, embossed panel on top. Then I created a big flower and cut off the access on the left side. Again, total luck, I found this beautiful journaling spot in the Ephemera Die Cuts. I added foam tape to it and glued it in the middle. For a sentiment I used a sticker which I also popped up. To finish off this card I tied a twine bow at the top and added gold paint splatters. Seriously the quickest card I've ever made, I even feel guilty about it hahaha! I mean everything was already die cut, the design was there on the layout, so it really didn't take long to put it all together!

I hope I could inspire you with my layout and card today! If you give these a try, tag me on Instagram. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

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  1. This is STUNNING!! LOVING those layered petals and the colors!!!! Gorgeous!

  2. Holy Toledo Zsoka ! I couldn't possibly pick which layout I love more, they're both stunning !! You must have been die-cutting forever, but it was totally worth it. It looks like a big beautiful Dahlia and I really love the colour combination you designed with. Using a round photo is perfect !! xK


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