Beautiful Homegrown Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, October 15, 2021

 Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring the beautiful Bungalow Lane collection. I wanted to feature the Washi Tape so I combined those with Paige’s Butterfly Border cut file to get my design started. I cut the butterflies on textured white cardstock and then covered the inside pieces with the tapes in rainbow colors. I placed them back inside the cut file and popped them up off the page using adhesive foam. I tucked my photo strip along the top of the butterflies and added mixed media down below. I used thick smooth white cardstock for the base and I coated it with clear gesso first. I pulled out Shimmerz Paints that coordinate perfectly with Bungalow Lane and painted each color under the matching butterfly. I also used the Acrylic Stamps to add subtle details to each color section.

The Washi Tapes are so much fun to use! I trimmed the tapes after covering the butterflies and they turned out so cute. I used some the Foam Phrase Stickers for my larger title and I centered it under the butterflies. I added matching thread under a few of the butterflies and then added the “Homegrown” from the Ephemera Die Cuts to complete the title. I painted some of the extra butterflies and added those on the bottom area of the layout (I cut the design a few times in the beginning, but only used one). To finish off the butterflies, I topped each one with sequins.

I love how the mixed media turned out here. I wanted the colors to stay separated but also blend into the next one. I wanted to embellish a little bit down in those areas, so I used a few cute buttons from the Chipboard Stickers and the 8-Page Sticker Book. I added more detail to these butterflies by machine stitching metallic gold trails. I love the detail of stitching so much!

I kept the layering to a minimum for the photos. I cut a few tags from Paper 22 in matching colors and added those behind the photo strip. I popped all that up with adhesive foam, distressed the edges of the tags, and added cord inside the hole of the pink tag. I also machine stitched around the left and top edges of the photos with gold thread. My favorite thing about using butterflies on a layout is bending the wings up to make them look like they just landed right on the page!

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try on your next project. I highly recommend the Washi Tape from Bungalow Lane, especially if you’re a rainbow fan. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, stamps, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANEgessoDistress Oxideswhite cardstock; Cut file: Butterfly Border by Paige Evans
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