Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Big School Girl / Chickaniddy Crafts

Hey there, scrappy friends!  I hope you had a nice weekend.  We had an extra day because of the Labor Day holiday yesterday, so we spent it in the pool :)

Today, I'm sharing a layout I created for Chickaniddy Crafts last week.  To celebrate the time of year when all the kids go back to school, my layout focuses on that big first day.  I just love seeing little pre-schoolers with huge backpacks on!  My little Paige was ready to go with her new Dora backpack.

I used the Twirly Girly collection for this page.  I covered most of the background paper with gesso to give it a bit of a faded look.  Next, I added some watercolors to the left side.  I used the colors from the collection.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the alphabet file, and I like the way it pops against the watercolors.  I used several sentiments cut from patterned paper and one of the tag stickers.  This collection has a lot of birthday pieces, but it can definitely work for any type of layout.

Here you can see the watercolor a bit closer.  It really is an easy way to add extra color to your layouts.  Adding gesso first allows it blend a bit better rather than just applying it straight to the paper.  I find that blotting it with a paper towel or napkin also helps to not warp the paper.

I know I say this a lot, but I love layering!  I made this one flower look like two just by cutting it in half so I could layer it behind the photo.  This collection also has lots of little label-type pieces that are great for layering, like that little yellow piece peeking out from behind the photo.

I think all of these sweet sentiments are perfect for this page!  I decided to layer and stagger them at the top of the photo.  They are such fun colors and can be used for just about any fun photo.

I hope this inspires you to get into the school spirit and create a back to school project.  Check out this fun collection for some ideas!

Have a great day!

Supplies Used: TG140S09 A Girl's Generation, TG140S11 Never Grow Up, TG140S07 This And That, TG14EB02 Sticker Sheet, TG14EB06 Brads, TG14EB04 Mini Sticker Tags, TG14EB01 Alpha Stickers, DN14EB06 Brads, DN14EB02 Sticker Sheet; Other--Liquitex Gesso, Watercolors, Stampendous Ink, Black Sharpie Pen, Silhouette Cameo, Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Decorative Tape, Recollections Washi Tape.


  1. What a great layout! I am not a fan of Chickaniddy items, you really rocked them with this layout.

  2. Such a great page! I miss seeing your pages! I need to get on here more often! :)

  3. This is such a sweet layout, Missy! I love the water colors behind the alphabet cut file and the pretty colors from the Chickaniddy collection!

  4. I love this! Love the colors and the layers!

  5. This really is such a sweet layout ♥