Sunshine Bright Side Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with my first layout using Paige’s new Go the Scenic Route collection! I feel the need to gush over it because it is SO gorgeous! The colors, the papers, the stickers… ahhhh! I decided to scrap a pool photo and make a bright summery page. I pulled out the 12x12 Paper Pad and used four papers. In single sheets, they are Paper 2Paper 13, and both sides of Paper 15. I loved the pink painted look of Paper 13, so I tore a big chunk of it to use as part of the background. I used thick smooth white cardstock as the base and I coated it with clear gesso. I wanted to create a dark navy blue watercolor area to really make my photo and all that pink pop off the page. I used a mix of Distress Oxides, Shimmerz, and acrylic paint on the white cardstock, and I splattered white acrylic paint on the pink paper behind the photo.
I went wild with fussy cutting lots of bright and beautiful flowers from Paper 2. I also used a few flowers from the Floral Die Cuts. All of these colors really stand out against the navy blue. I tucked them in all along the torn edge as well as behind the photo. I also cut a few smaller flowers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I fussy cut a few birds from Paper 15, and I used the blue backside of that paper to add a dark blue layer behind the photo. I also tucked in some colored thread in a few spots.

I used the Cardstock Stickers and Chipboard Stickers here for the title. I created a little floral cluster here using most of the colors from the larger flowers. I love how you can get such wonderful dimension from flowers and leaves by bending up the edges! I added adhesive foam behind the “bright side” Cardstock Sticker to make it even with the “sunshine” Chipboard Sticker.

I didn’t want to do too much mixed media on this pink paper because it is gorgeous as is, so I just added a bit of white, turquoise, and gold splatters. I tucked in more fussy cut flowers and a bird. My photo has a lot of open space, so I overlapped a few small things on the edges. I wanted the blue to really stand out, so I didn’t want to crowd it by adding even more embellishments.

I hope this inspires you in some way today! This Go the Scenic Route collection is spectacular and I can’t wait to make many more layouts with it! These colors are my all-time favorite! Thanks for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress Oxidesgessowhite acrylic paint
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  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the torn paper and how you tucked in goodies under it!! Fabulous!

  2. A work of art and so beautiful ! ❤️😍


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