Beautiful Sunshine Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a fun summery Bloom Street layout featuring Paige’s new Flower Garden Background Stencil. I was inspired by the dark blue background from Paper 02 and how all the bright flowers just pop right off the page. I wanted to recreate that dark blue background incorporating some mixed media, so that is where this page began. I used thick white cardstock as my base and I coated all of it with clear gesso first. I scraped white modeling paste over the stencil covering the entire page. Once that dried, I used a few blue Shimmerz sprays to create a pretty blue color wash. I fussy cut lots of flowers from Paper 02 and Paper 12 and arranged them around my photos.
The texture turned out so awesome! It’s nice and raised off the page and very bumpy to touch. Once the blue sprays dried, I used a foam ink blending tool to lightly smudge white acrylic paint over some of the raised edges - this helped to give the shapes a little highlight and pop off the page a little more. I scattered the flowers all around the photos, making sure to get lots of different colors all over the page. I added in matching tangled thread in a few places as well.

I love mixing and matching flowers and these went together perfectly! I wanted to add in a few turquoise colored flowers, so I used a roll of the Washi Tape to do that. I put some strips of tape down on scrap white cardstock and simply traced a few of these other flowers and then cut them out. Easy peasy! To top them off, I used a few of the purple flower sequin shapes from the Mixed Embellishments. For the centers, I added the clear rhinestones from the same Mixed Embellishments pack.

I used one of the Puffy Vinyl Stickers for my title and combined it with one of the Truly Grateful Puffy Phrase Stickers. It was a perfect match! I love how the “beautiful” piece stretches across to the cluster over on the right of the page. I used more flowers and a few Cardstock Stickers for that.

I really love how this page turned out and I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try on your next layout! Paige’s Stencils are just amazing!  Have a great week!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape: BLOOM STREET; Puffy phhrase stickers: TRULY GRATEFULFlower Garden Background Stencilgessomodeling pastewhite acrylic paintwhite cardstock
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  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Loving those photos, the flowers and that amazing background!!!

  2. WOW! Hi Missy, I'm amazed how you combine things I'd never consider and make them look awesome and original. I'm diggin' how the larger part of your design connect to the right edge too! xK


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