Happy Everyday Layout by Missy Whidden

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a bright new layout featuring Paige’s Go the Scenic Route collection. I started this page with Paige’s Diamond Leaves cut file, which I cut three times on my Silhouette Cameo using Paper 2Paper 6, and Paper 15. I wanted to create a shadow effect to create dimension, so I layered all three pieces together. My photo has a lot of open space to the left, so I tucked it under the leaves on the right and embellished around it. I used thick smooth white cardstock as the base and I first coated it with clear gesso. I used a mix of Distress Oxides and Shimmerz to create matching watercolor areas behind the cut file and photo.

I just adore these gorgeous colors! Once I had the cut files layered, I decided where to put certain colors on the background. I used several flowers from the Floral Die Cuts to layer here and I fussy cut a few small blue flowers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I also used a few Cardstock Stickers in a few places.

I wanted to use embellishments that would pop against the colors, so I used one of the Puffy Word Stickers right on top of the photo. I used a colorful scalloped Ephemera Die Cut under the photo and I added another part of the title down below that using a Puffy Phrase Sticker. I tucked in dark blue thread and I love how it pops against that bold yellow.

To take the background a step further, I added stamping detail. I used the small diamond tile shape from the Acrylic Stamps on each color section. I used the same Distress Oxides to do this and I love the subtle texture it gives the background.

I hope this gives you some ideas to try using mixed media and cut files! Cut files are a great starting point for a layout. This one helped dictate my page for me because it instantly gave me a place for my photo. The rest was embellishing. Be sure to check out Paige's cut files! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, acrylic stamps, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress Oxidesgessomodeling paste; Cut file: Diamond Leaves by Paige Evans
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  1. So BEAUTIFUL! Loving the butterflies, the leaves and the colors!

  2. The layered leaves are perfection ! I love how you cut out the quilted pattern into a circle'ish banner ! Wonderful Missy! 😍xK


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