Sunshine & Happiness Layout by Missy Whidden

Sunday, January 23, 2022

 Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new Bungalow Lane layout! I wanted to create a fun background using Paige’s Rainbows Background Cut File. I cut it from Paper 4 using my Silhouette Cameo. This paper is so fun and has so many colors so I based my color scheme around it. I used thick white cardstock for the base and I coated it with clear gesso first. I wanted to add lots of yellow to the background so I used a few golden yellow Shimmerz sprays to start. I also added in a bit of a coral color, some blue, and a touch of gold. I glued down the cut file once the mixed media was dry and began sorting through all of the embellishments.

Here is a process video for this layout:

I printed my photos in black & white and I backed them with white tissue paper, adhesive foam, and a blue tag that I cut from Paper 22. I love how the photos pop off the page because of the background colors. I wanted to add in smaller flowers around the layout, so I fussy cut a few from Paper 14.

I embellished around the photos using some of the large Floral Die CutsEphemera Die CutsEpoxy Stickers, and Chipboard Stickers. I chose items that matched the paper which helped me narrow down what I was going to use. I decided that the bottom area of the layout needed more light blue, so I created a fun little banner using the other side of Paper 4. I punched 1” circles, cut them in half, and then glued them to some twine. This is really easy to do and it’s so fun to create a customized banner. I also tucked light blue thread in under the photos.

I created a cascade effect using more flowers here beneath the photos. I mixed and matched some of those small fussy cut flowers with part of a Layered Sticker and a Floral Die Cut. I popped these all up with adhesive foam to create dimension.

I hope this inspires you in some way today! It was fun to start with a colorful & busy patterned paper and let it help me decide the rest of the page. This is a great way to use a busy paper and make it seem less overwhelming. Sometimes I struggle with that and by using a background cut file with it I was able to make it work for me and my style. Give it a try on your next project! Thanks so much for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANEgesso; Cut file: Rainbows Background by Paige Evans
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