Tuesday, February 11, 2020

She is Pure Sunshine / Paige Evans DT

Hello again, friends!  I'm back with another Bloom Street layout for the Paige Evans Design Team!  Her new collection is too pretty...seriously!  If you like bright colors and springy patterns, then you NEED this!  I created this layout before Creativation last month so Paige could display it in her booth.  I only had the papers, a few stickers and the stamps.  I got creative and used Paige's Sunburst Rays Background cut file and created a mixed media background.

I wanted to use lots of patterns & colors, so I created a large title. I hand drew the letters on Paper 07 and built my design from there. To highlight the idea of “sunshine,” I cut the sun’s rays from Paper 14 and created a soft blue mixed media “sky” background on smooth cardstock.

I first used clear gesso on the background. I used a few blue Shimmerz sprays to create the sky and then used white acrylic paint with a foam dauber to create a few clouds. I adhered the sun cut file and machine stitched through the rays and between them with yellow thread. My sewing machine was acting up, so the stitching isn’t perfect. The Acrylic Stamps contain this adorable little cloud stamp, so I added in a few of those as well. I stamped them on white cardstock and then cut them out and added dimensional foam behind them. Those cute butterflies are from the Layered Butterfly Stickers.

I fussy cut flowers and leaves from Paper 02 and tucked them in and around the photos. I also used a few pieces from the 4-Page Sticker Book. I love using ALL the colors like this!

I arranged all the hand cut letters on the left side of the page and then stitched through them with white thread. Large titles are so fun and they help give you a specific place to add your photos. I love how this turned out.

Whenever I use a lot of different colors like this, I think using one color on the background helps them to all stand out.  I didn't want to use all the colors on the background because I felt like it would have just blended in with the colorful title.  The blue is neutral enough that you can see all the words in the title.

This cut file is wonderful for creating dimension.  It was very simple to curl up the edges here.  And by adding foam behind some of the clouds, you can see here how it brings them to the forefront. 

More close-ups...woo hoo!

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try with Bloom Street! There really are endless possibilities with it, it’s all so pretty! Thanks for stopping by!

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