Sweet Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, June 12, 2020

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new Bloom Street layout featuring another one of Paige’s new stencils called Tiles. It has such a cool shape and it’s perfect for a background design. I also used Paige’s new Butterflies cut file. I began with clear gesso on some smooth white cardstock. I scraped some glass bead gel over the stencil. While that dried, I chose my papers to use with the cut file. I was inspired by the colors from Paper 16. I chose a few other papers that had yellow, periwinkle, and light blue as well. I chose to use Horizon Paper 06 for the light blue color. I traced each butterfly, cut them out, and decided to pop them up with adhesive foam on top of the cut file instead of backing it.
The glass bead gel is so cool! It has a rough and bumpy texture. I used lots of matching Shimmerz sprays and paints on top of the gel. Here you can see the tiny beads through all the color. Once it was all dry, I positioned the cut file and then placed each butterfly in each spot. I was able to bend up the wings after gluing down just the centers. I used one of the Puffy Vinyl Stickers as my title. It matched the pink color throughout the layout.

When I added the sprays to the background, I spritzed a bit of water over it so the colors would lightly blend together. The yellow and pink softly blended into a lighter pinkish color that look really pretty. Here you can see how much of a difference the adhesive foam makes. It literally pops the butterflies right off the page!

I created two clusters - one here on the upper left side of the page. I fussy cut this cute sun and the “hello" from a 2x2 Paper Pad. I popped the sun up off the page and tucked pink thread under it for added texture. I also fussy cut a few small flowers from the 2x2 Paper Pad as well as from Paper 23. I created a second cluster to the right of the photo using Cardstock Stickers and more fussy cut flowers.

Check out the process video:

Do you ever create a color scheme based on one single patterned paper? I’ve had my eye on Paper 16 for awhile and I finally decided to use it! I hope this inspires you and gives you some fun ideas to try on your next page! Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREETTiles Stencilgesso; glass bead gelwhite cardstock; Cut file: Butterflies by Paige Evans
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  1. This is so GORGEOUS! You always make such AMAZING backgrounds, and I am LOVING all the butterflies!

  2. I love everything you design! Just delicious media Missy 💕


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