Summer Magic Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, August 2, 2019

Hey, friends! Missy Whidden here with my first layout using Paige’s new Truly Grateful collection…woo hoo! It’s completely gorgeous and it has so many possibilities. I decided to scrap a pool photo and make a summer page. I used Paige’s Fish Background cut file as well as her Polka Dots stencil.

I was instantly inspired by those cute fish so I began by cutting the design on my Silhouette Cameo 3 using textured white cardstock. I used papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and a few loose sheets to back all the fish. I created the textured background on smooth white cardstock. I coated the entire sheet with clear gesso first. I wanted to create some fishy “bubbles,” and the Polka Dots stencil was perfect for that. I scraped modeling paste over it and let it dry. Then I sprayed a few different shades of blue inks over the entire page. I spritzed it all with water and let the colors run and blend together. To make the bubbles pop even more, I smudged white acrylic paint over them using a foam blending tool. I popped the entire cut file up off the page by adding adhesive foam under it.

I mixed and matched a simple title using the Epoxy Stickers. I wanted something small and white to mix with it, so I pulled out the Pick-Me-Up Mini Foam Thickers. I also fussy cut a few small suns out from Paper 14 and tucked them in around the layout.

I went light on extra embellishments since the fish were plenty beautiful on their own. I added one Sticker below the photo. I also tucked in coordinating colors of thread in a few places for even more texture. For a final detail, I added some sequins from the Mixed Embellishments.

I hope this inspires you to get your hands on the Truly Grateful collection! It’s so beautiful and I really loved making a summer layout with it. I have a process video here if you’d like to see all the details of this layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. What a fantastic layout! Love this cut file and have already cut it out ready to use. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  2. So beautiful!! LOVING the colors, the fish and the textures!!!!

  3. Hi Missy ! I always love the mixed media adventures on your LO's and all the melding blues and bubble's couldn't be more perfect here!! The fish are gorgeous in Truly Grateful, it's so versatile isn't it! Cheers !


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