Friday, February 10, 2017

You Are My Bright Side / Paige Evans Design Team

Happy Friday, friends!!  I'm so ready to get this weekend started...woo hoo!  Today I'm sharing my newest layout for the Paige Evans Design Team.  I am seriously in love with her new Oh My Heart collection.  It contains all my favorite things...bright colors, amazing patterns, lots of fussy cutting, hearts, scripty name it.  I knew right away I wanted to fussy cut out the hearts on Paper 02.  It's filled with a rainbow array of little hearts, and so I got busy cutting some of them out.  I had an idea of making them look like confetti coming out from behind my photo, so that's what I went with.

Our theme this week is LOVE, so to celebrate that, I scrapped this photo of me and my husband eating lunch at a beach shack right on the water in Aruba.  I love the colors in the photo, and these papers complimented it perfectly.  I used Paper 04 for my background.  That gradient inky blue is so gorgeous.  I already had a lot of pink in the layout, so the blue is a nice contrast.  I cut a giant wonky heart on the blue paper using my Cameo and then used white cardstock behind it.  I used some Shimmerz Paints from my stash to create a rainbow wash of color behind the hearts.  It dried a little too bright for what I wanted, so I went over it with some white gesso to fade it out a bit.  It was the perfect backdrop for all those hearts.

The fussy cutting did take some time, but these are easy shapes to cut.  Plus the end result was totally worth it :)  I placed them closer together at the base and then dispersed them out wider as they went up.  I used a few die cuts from the Ephemera pack as layers behind my photo as well as some of the flower cluster die cuts.  I also added a bit of tangled thread under there.

I'm obsessed with these colors...ahhhhh!  I tried to bring in all the colors down here in this cluster.  I used a very colorful tag as a layer and then added in another flower die cut.  That yellow flower is from the Chipboard Stickers, and there are a few Puffy Stickers in there as well.  I fussy cut a few of the scalloped borders from Paper 17 to used here as well.  My journaling fit right underneath there.

More hearts....sigh.  I love the added navy blue color here.  Here you can see that I machine stitched around the heart using pink and orange thread.  I originally was going to use all the colors, but I liked how it looked with just two outlines.  I used another chipboard piece here above the photo.

The upper left part of the big heart was wide open, so I created a cluster here.  I used several die cuts, chipboard pieces and puffy stickers.  I love that ticket piece, and so I used that as my title.  Again, I brought in all the colors here for this cluster.  I like to try and repeat the colors used in each of my clusters and finish it off with some tangled thread.

Here's my favorite part...the process video!  I hope you enjoy it and get some fun ideas.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!


  1. How did I not know you had a BLOG?!?!?! GAME I {{{heart}}} this FUN!!!

  2. I LOVE all the wonderful hearts!!! What a bright and a happy layout!