Gill Squad Layout by Phil Donahue

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Hello scrappy friends! Phil Donahue here back on Paige's blog with a fun aquatic-themed layout featuring a photo of my niece and her cousins at the aquarium during her third birthday celebration! For this page, I used THREE of Paige's cut files: Waves Circle, Leaves, and Coral, along with elements from her Blooming Wild collection.
In Cricut Design Space, I resized the Waves Circle to be about 9-inches wide. Using the contour tool, I inverted the design because I wanted to cut the waves out of a 12x12 patterned paper to create a shaker element behind. I placed the circle in the upper-left corner and cut it from the coral/floral side of Paper 10. This paper perfectly reflects the colorful aquatic theme! After cutting, I upcycled clear packaging from a 12x12 chipboard sheet. Unlike acetate, the thinner plastic created a wavy effect on the film which amplified the theme even more! After using liquid glue to adhere the plastic film, I used adhesive foam strips to create a border around the circle which would soon enclose a colorful mix of sequins. I poured the sequins in the center of the cut file and backed it with a solid piece of coral cardstock from the Blooming Wild Project Pad. To embellish the page and perfectly match the color scheme I was trying to achieve, I copied and resized the Leaves and Coral cut files in solid aqua, pink, and orange cardstock - also from the Project Pad. I adhered these all around the photo and shaker element to create texture and areas of interest. Afterwards, I used a silver-foil journaling piece from the Journaling Pack and placed it over the bottom left cluster of coral. Next, I created my title using Thickers and alpha stickers from the Sticker Book. Lastly, I added silver-foiled border stickers, clear and iridescent sequins and enamel dots, and Mini Floral Puffy Stickers around clusters of coral along with splatters of white acrylic paint to complete the layout. I hope you found some inspiration in this layout and choose to try Paige's Waves CircleLeaves, and Coral cut files along with her Blooming Wild collection! Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, charms, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstockwhite acrylic paint; Cut files: Waves CircleLeaves, and Coral by Paige Evans

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