Always Smiling Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring lots of the Washi Tape from Paige’s Garden Shoppe collection. I wanted to come up with a design to showcase six small photos, so I decided on various sized circles. This is a great way to use lots of the rolls of Washi Tap. I applied the Washi Tap to white cardstock and then used a few different sized circle punches to create the shapes. Very easy! Once I had them arranged, I worked on the background. I used thick smooth white cardstock for the base and I coated it with clear gesso first. I used matching colors of Shimmerz sprays to create a watercolor effect behind the circles.

I added adhesive foam behind all of the circles to pop them off the page. I also bent up the edges to create even more dimension. For the smallest circles I used some of the cute shapes from the Enamel Button Stickers. I also went small with the title: I cut a few phrases from Paper 23 and I cut the main title from Paper 13. The “beautiful” sticker is from the 8-Page Sticker Book and it is a shiny copper. One of my favorite things about this collection is the amount of title options. Titles don’t always have to be large or the focal point and these smaller bits are perfect for that. I also tucked in a bit of green thread here to add a pop of color and texture.

I created my photo strips by adding tissue paper behind them and then attaching them to patterned papers. I used Paper 18 and Paper 24 and I distressed the edges. I added some of those phrases to the photos as well as stickers from the Cardstock Stickers and the 8-Page Sticker Book

The design of this layout was really easy to create and the layers of dimension really help give it that extra complexity. You could create circles from patterned papers and get the same effect. I think the Washi Tape coordinate so well together so I chose to use most of them. I love how it turned out!

I hope this inspires you in some way today and gives you an idea or two to try on your next project!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, embellishments: GARDEN SHOPPEwhite cardstockgesso
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