You & Me Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hey, friends! Missy Whidden here and I have a new monochromatic layout to share featuring Paige’s Butterfly Border cut file and lots of the Truly Grateful collection. I love the challenge of limiting my color palette and this collection has so many pink and purple shades. I chose several patterned papers from Truly Grateful and backed all the butterflies in the cut file. I used all the pinks and purples I could find to get lots of lights and darks. I used Paper 23 for the background. Those ombre stripes were a perfect match!
I wanted to add lots of pink and purple watercolors to the background, so I first coated the area behind the cut file with white gesso. I used a palette knife and my fingers to smudge it around. Once it dried, I used several pink and purple Shimmerz sprays to add color. I sprayed them directly onto the paper, spritzed a little water on it, and used a brush to help spread the color. I love how it looked once I placed the cut file over it. I wanted to create a little more dimension, so I cut the butterflies again using vellum. I placed a few of them on top of the cut file and added sequins from the Mixed Embellishments.

I chose a few die cuts in matching colors from the Floral Die Cuts to create a cluster on the other side of the photos. I also added a pink Wooden Button and a few more sequins. I went simple with the title and used Thickers.

To add even more color and texture around the page, I layered in various colors of tangled thread under the cut file. I also attached a few small vellum butterflies beside the cut file in a few places. I used a fine tip black Sharpie to write my journaling under the photo. This was a pretty easy layout so create once I had the cut file finished. One of the fun things about creating a monochromatic layout is it limits what papers and embellishments to use. Once those pieces are chosen, it’s just a matter of finding a place for them.

I hope this gives you some ideas for your next project! I do have a process video here with lots more details if you’d like to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, sequins, Thickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Cut file: Butterfly Border by Paige Evans; white cardstockgessoinks; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3
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1 comment

  1. This is gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors and all the butterflies!!!


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