One Fine Day Layout by Missy Whidden

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring Paige’s beautiful Bungalow Lane collection. I started with my photo for this page and it has some dark and light blues in it. I chose three patterned papers to layer behind it in a vertical direction. At first I had planned on doing a blue-only layout, but then saw that yellow and orange would be a nice contrast against all the blue. I tore the papers and glued them together. I used smooth white cardstock for the base and I coated the visible parts with clear gesso. I wasn’t sure how much mixed media I was going to add, so I wanted it to be prepped. I used a few orange, yellow, and blue Shimmerz sprays to add the watercolor effect around the photo.

I layered a lot of bits and pieces around the photo including some of the large Floral Die Cuts, a few Chipboard Stickers, some Foam Phrase Stickers, and some sentiments from the 8-Page Sticker Book. I love this large light blue leaf piece and how it helps frame the bottom of the photo. Here behind these embellishments I added some dark blue Shimmerz spray to really make the colors pop. I also smudged a bit of white gesso on the blue leaves to give it a weathered look. I tucked in orange thread and wrote my journaling using a black fine-tip Sharpie.

I decided to use orange as the accent color. I used a sliver of orange patterned paper here under the photo as well as an Ephemera Die Cut and white tissue paper. I also tucked in part of a Chipboard Sticker frame piece. I added a bit more orange here using Shimmerz. I used a few of the small gold foiled hearts from the Cardstock Stickers here as well.

Here on the left side I used a large orange Floral Die Cut and topped the center with a Chipboard Sticker.  I layered in more flowers and leaf stems to help frame the photo. I added a yellow button Embossed Puffy Stickers to the center of the blue flower. I did pop the photo and the large orange flower up off the page with adhesive foam to create depth and shadowing. I finished off this area with dark blue thread and a few more heart stickers.

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try on your next layout! I had fun tearing these papers and adding in embellishments to match. I haven’t started with my photo in a while so it was great to begin there and find things to match it. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANEgessoDistress Oxideswhite cardstock
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