Adventure Awaits Layout by Missy Whidden

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a bright new layout featuring Paige’s Go the Scenic Route collection. I have been wanting to fussy cut these gorgeous butterflies for awhile now, so I did just that for this page.  I cut them all from Paper 20 and the 6x8 Paper Pad. I wanted them to be the focus of the design. I also wanted to use a lot of yellow on this layout, so I tore a big piece of Paper 14 to use on the background. I attached it to white cardstock and went from there. I used clear gesso on the white area and white gesso on the yellow area. I wanted to fade out some of the white dots and create a white space for mixed media behind the photo. I used a combination of blue, pink, and coral Shimmerz sprays and gelatos to add the color to the background.

Once the gesso dried, I sprayed the colors onto the papers, added a bit of water with a brush, and let the colors run and blend. I wanted the butterflies to look like they were flying out from behind the photo and up along the arc of the yellow paper. I glued them all down just in the centers so I could bend the wings up and create a ton of dimension. I wanted a soft blue color here to mimic a sky since the yellow reminded me of the sun.

I wanted to add bright colors to contrast against the photo and all the yellow, so I went with coral and pink. I also used a pink gelato here to really intensify the color. I tucked in hot pink thread and added a few Ephemera Die Cuts and Puffy Phrase Stickers. I felt that I didn’t need to much embellishing since the butterflies were all this page really needed. I wanted to keep this side of the photo pretty clear so it wouldn’t compete with the other side.

To enhance the feeling of the pool here on this side of the photo, I added a more intense blue and aqua gelato over the blue spray. I went simple here and just tucked in some yellow thread. My title is pretty simple. I used a Puffy Phrase Sticker with some additional stickers from the same set. I wanted to leave the bottom of the layout white and open to create balance with all the color going on.

I really enjoyed making this! These colors make me so happy! I hope this gives you some ideas to try on your next project.  his really didn’t take a lot of products - two patterned papers and a few die cuts and stickers. Sometimes less is more! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress Oxidesgesso
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  1. Soooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the butterflies!

  2. Stunning Missy! All those beautiful fussy cut butterflies really look like they've flown out from behind your cute photo. I LOVE it! 🥰 xK


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