A Good Day Layout by Missy Whidden

Monday, June 20, 2022

Hi friends! Missy Whidden here with a new Splendid layout. I was inspired by all of the beautiful butterflies in this collection, so I began by fussy cutting several of them from patterned papers in the 12x12 Paper Pad and the 6x8 Paper Pad. My photos are perfect for them because it appears that she’s looking up at them flying around. I used textured white cardstock for the background, which I coated with clear gesso first. I wanted to add a few colors to the background, so I went with lots of blue up top and pink on the bottom. I used a few Shimmerz sprays to create that watercolor effect and then splattered white acrylic paint and Gold Glitter Spray. I tore a few strips of a few patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad to give my photos a place to sit, and I machine stitched through them. I placed all the butterflies in random areas to make it look like they flew right onto the page.

I love the torn edges on the paper strips. To create even more texture I ran the edges through my distresser. I tucked in a fun metallic banner from the Cardstock Stickers under the photos. I also tucked in some dark pink thread here to create texture. Finally, I added an Epoxy Sticker under the title. I’ve been on a glitter kick lately, so I smudged gold Nuvo Glimmer Paste in a few areas using my fingers.

I planned to use a large title as part of the design, so I fussy cut it out and played around with the placement before I attached the butterflies. Larger bits are harder to work in at the end of the process, so I made sure to work with those in the beginning. I popped the letters up with adhesive foam to create dimension. I used a small butterfly punch from my stash to add a tiny pink butterfly here on the title. I chose a few tiny details to add here including a small piece from the 8-Page Sticker Book and another small sentiment from the Chipboard Stickers.

It’s fun to see the textures show up through the watercolor areas. These bright butterflies really stood out against the pretty blues. Here you can see the bits of gold shining through. I only glued them down on the centers so I could easily bend the wings. Instant dimension! I used a white gel pen to add trails from a few of the butterflies. I also tucked in matching blue thread here under the photo.

I hope this inspires you in some way today! You can never go wrong with butterflies in rainbow colors! This was fun to put together and the majority of it is patterned paper. Sometimes all it takes is a little patience to fussy cut and you can have all the embellishments you want! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: SPLENDIDgessowatercolorswhite acrylic paint
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