Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Happy Always / Paige Evans DT

Hello again, friends! I have a new layout to share for the Paige Evans Design Team featuring one of Paige’s FREE cut files - I used Freebie #3 which is a beautiful cluster flowers. I used mostly the Pick-Me-Up collection, but there are papers from Turn the PageOh My Heart, and Take Me Away as well. That’s the fun thing about backing cut files like this… you can mix and match lots of papers. I cut the flower cluster three times using my Silhouette Cameo to create three clusters for my design. I a photo for each cluster and embellished with some Pick-Me-Up StickersChipboard Stickers, and Ephemera Die Cuts.

It does take some time to back intricate cut files like this, but it’s always a beautiful result. I added some colored thread behind the clusters to add a bit more color and texture. I fussy cut a few frames from Pick-Me-Up Paper 19 to add as a layer behind each photo.

I used half of Pick-Me-Up Paper 23 in the center of the layout. I smudged some white gesso over parts of it to “dirty” it up a bit and so I could add some inks. I used various ink sprays on the background to match the colors in the flowers. I also added some white and gold splatters with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. I machine stitched down the edges of the center paper with white thread for a bit more interest and texture.

I used a few of the Pick-Me-Up Stickers for my title. I love when you don’t have to think too hard to come up with a title - the stickers do all the work! I also machine stitched through them with gold thread. I used a flower cluster from the Pick-Me-Up Ephemera Die Cuts as well.

Here are a few more detailed close-ups of all the pretty things :)

This was a lot of fun to put together. Using a cut file like this really helps your design come together quicker because they take up a lot of space - you only have a little area left for your photos to go. The rest is just embellishing to your liking! I hope this inspires you in some way!  Be sure to check out my process video below:

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

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