Hello Summer Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a fun & bright layout featuring Paige’s new 6x6 Fish Stencil. It’s perfect for summer pages! I combined it with Paige’s Fish Background cut file. I mixed and matched a few of her collections including Bloom StreetTruly Grateful, and Horizon. My pool photos were a great match for my design idea. I began by covering the smooth white cardstock with clear gesso. Then I scraped some modeling paste over the Fish Stencil on the bottom of the page. The “water” was going to take up the bottom half, and once the fish were dry, I mixed Distress Oxides with Shimmerz to create all the blue area. I cut the Fish Background cut file from Horizon Paper 12 to get every bright color of fish.
Once the blue area was dry, I wanted to enhance some of the textured fish. I used a foam ink blending tool to lightly smudge white acrylic paint over some of them. I love how this makes some of the fish more visible and also looks like bubbles in the water. I added quite a few of the die cut fish all through the water. I added adhesive foam behind some of them and I arranged them in different directions. I used a few Truly Grateful Cardstock Stickers as layers around my photos and I tucked in a few colors of tangled thread for added color & texture.

I wanted my title to be as bright as the fish, so I mixed and matched Bloom Street Puffy Vinyl Stickers with the Truly Grateful Thickers. I fussy cut a floral cluster from a Bloom Street 2x2 Paper Pad and added it beside the title along with tangled blue thread.

I added yellow Distress Oxides and Shimmerz above the photo to mimic the sunshine. I added a big puffy sun from the Truly Grateful Epoxy Stickers, which I popped up for dimension. I also looped yellow thread under it. I added in a matching Bloom Street Cardstock Sticker above the photo.

Check out the process video:

I love how this page turned out so much! If you love making summer layouts you must get your hands on this Fish Stencil. You can find all of her stencils including all 7 new ones HERE. I hope you are inspired by this! Bright summer colors are my favorite! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Wow wow wow!! Everything about this is WOW! LOVING that sun, the yellow, the water, the fish ... just absolutely WOW!

  2. The colours in you design highlight those amazing photos perfectly ! I can't wait to get my stencil order !! Gorgeous Missy!


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