Love You Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here here with a new mixed media layout featuring the Bungalow Lane collection. I decided to scraplift one of my older layouts to get this page started. I cut Paige’s Love Heart Cut File on Paper 10 and chose three small photos with that same dark blue. I love the mix of reds, pinks, and oranges mixed with the dark blue, so I went with that color scheme. I used textured white cardstock for the base and coated with clear gesso first. I chose a few Distress Oxides to add color to the background behind the heart and I just scraped the ink pads directly onto the paper and added water to blend it around. I did mix in a few coordinating colors of Shimmerz sprays along the way. I embellished with lots of flowers that I stamped using the Acrylic Stamps and then fussy cut out. I love how imperfect they look! The texture from the cardstock is my favorite for this type of technique because you get some distressed effects.

Here is a process video for this layout:

I went with lots of reds, oranges, and pinks on the background with touches of blue. Since the cut file was blue and the photos have a lot of dark colors, I wanted the background to be brighter to contrast that. I layered some tissue paper and bits of Paper 6Paper 9, and Paper 17 behind the photos as well as some adhesive foam. I used the large orange Floral Die Cut as the main focal point flower, and the rest are mostly stamped flowers. Here I also added in some dark blue thread for even more pops of blue. I did pop the heart up with foam adhesive to create dimension.

I love how this background turned out! I splattered white acrylic paint over the colors well. Here on the top part there are more stamped flowers and a Foam Phrase Sticker that matched perfectly. I made sure to leave some white space here inside the heart so the layout wouldn’t be too crowded with all of these bold colors. I like to give the eye a place to rest so the photos don’t get lost.

For the title, I let the cut file do it’s thing and just added a few Thickers under it. I love it when cut files do this for you because it’s one less thing you have to figure out. The title is pretty much done. I added a few more flowers here, a Chipboard Sticker over on the right side under one of the photos, and then added my journaling down at the bottom.

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try on your next page! This was so much fun to make and I love how it all came together. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, stamps, die cuts, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANEgesso; Cut file: Love Heart by Paige Evans
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