Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fashionista / Paige Evans DT

Hey, friends!  I'm here today with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team.  Do you ever get inspired by a single sheet of patterned paper?  I’ve had the Pick-Me-Up collection for months, and after eyeballing Paper 24 the perfect idea popped into my head.  These photos are of my silly daughter.  She wriggled one of her arms out of her pajama top one morning.  I found her standing in the front window like a store model with her “off-the-shoulder” outfit…haha!  She looked too cute, so I decided to use these shirts as a design element.  I fussy cut several shirts out and arranged them into two clotheslines.  I added a photo in each line and machine stitched across the top.  I left the threads loose and messy to accentuate the look of the shirts hanging.

I used some dark blue cardstock as my base, and I added lots of gold metallic paint down first.  I smudged it with a palette knife and then did the same with some light blue & green paint.  I added more layers with some gesso, more paint and even some pink ink spray.  I tucked in some gold thread to enhance the pops of gold from the background.  I embellished with bits and pieces from the Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers, Chipboard Stickers and Rub-Ons in this area.

I overlapped the shirt sleeves and glued them together.  I added dimension by adding adhesive foam under each shirt.  I wanted little details on the shirts, so I topped each one with either a Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Sticker or Puffy Sticker.  I also used a few of the Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers.  I pulled some banner pieces from the Pick-Me-Up Stickers as well.

I created my title in the center between the clotheslines using a fussy cut banner piece from Pick-Me-Up Paper 13.  I used the Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers for the actual title and tore a piece of the Pick-Me-Up Washi Tape Book right under that.  I touched the area up with some gold machine stitching.

These pictures crack me up :D  She was so proud of herself...haha!  She's holding a chip in one hand and a Dora book in the other.

If you've never tried a dark colored cardstock as a background, I highly recommend it.  These bright colors looks so pretty on it!  Especially the gold...oooooh!

Here's one more close-up of all the fun little shirts.  This was fun to make, and I love how the clothesline look turned out!

This was a lot of fun to create!  I hope you pulled some fun ideas to try on your next layout.  Here's a process video if you'd like to see how this all came together.

 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your creative layouts inspire me daily!!! I just love them. And I especially love hearing all the sweet and funny little stories about your gorgeous girls. My youngest son who is now 22 has Autism and your stories remind me so much of things when he was little. Thank you!!!! <3

  2. oh wow!!! This is absolutely awesome!! LOVE, LOVE that layout!