The Perfect Day Layout by Missy Whidden

Sunday, February 28, 2021

  Hello friends! Missy Whidden here with a bright summer layout featuring Paige’s Go the Scenic Route collection. I began this layout by choosing some gorgeous tropical flowers from the Chipboard Stickers. They’re pretty big, so I wanted to start with those and build the page around them. I layered my two beach photos on top of the flowers and then immediately knew I needed a sun. I used Paige’s Sunburst Rays Stencil with some modeling paste. Once I had the base of the layout ready, I started embellishing with more flowers. I added lots of color to the background. I used thick, smooth white cardstock, which I coated with clear gesso first. I used yellow and pink Shimmerz to add watercolor and then used blue Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some blue.

Since my two large flowers were pink and yellow, I reversed the colors behind them on the page. I added yellow over the sun and the texture really popped from the paste. Under the photos I added another Chipboard Sticker - a fun map! I fussy cut flowers from Paper 2 and tropical birds from Paper 15. I also used a few pieces from the Ephemera Die Cuts and Floral Die Cuts. I used a Puffy Word Sticker on top of the bottom photo and I stitched through it. I’ve never stitched on a photo before, but this one just seemed to call for it.

I love this Sunburst Rays Stencil! It’s so easy to get this fun texture and it really shows up well once the color hits it. I placed the large pink flower here to contrast against the yellow and the blue in the photos stands out as well. I layered in matching tangled thread, more fussy cut flowers, and another bird.

I went small with the title and used a Puffy Phrase Sticker. And this really was the perfect day. A boat tour around the Exumas in the Bahamas was breathtaking. The water really is that blue! These flowers and leaves create such awesome dimension because the petals and edges bend up so well. This blue color here is from the Crystal Nuvo Drops. I squirted some on the page and used a palette knife to smear. It’s so soft and shear, so I added a few layers. It looks wet and glassy when it’s dry, so it’s perfect for the water effect.

I hope this brings some sunshine your way today! Summer layouts are my favorite to create and the Go the Scenic Route collection is perfect for that. Be sure to check out all of Paige’s stencils - they are all amazing! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress OxidesgessoSunburst Rays Stencilmodeling paste
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