Monday, January 2, 2017

Paige Evans Design Team / She's No Ordinary Girl

Happy New Year, friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I'm very much looking forward to a fun-filled scrappy year!  Today I'm VERY excited to share my very first project of the year and my very first layout for the Paige Evans Design Team!  To say I was over the moon excited when she emailed me is putting it mildly.  I couldn't believe it...this is such a huge honor to design for someone as talented as Paige.  I hope I can do her collections justice!  My photos on this page are of my own little Paige, but the looks on her face are pretty much the looks I had when I was asked to become part of this team! :D

My layout combines the Pink Paislee Fancy Free and Take Me Away collections, both designed by Paige.  I wanted lots of color and fun patterns, so I created a large title.  I used the new Out of Line Alpha cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create the letters.  I cut small squares from a few of the papers, mainly 07 from Take Me Away and 06 from Fancy Free.  Those are the papers with the different colored patchwork squares on them.  I cut each letter from a different paper and arranged the title on paper 15 from Take Me Away (the light purple gradient).  I smudged a lot of white gesso on the background and then used some Shimmerz Paints and gelatos to create the pretty watercolor effect.

I love how the letters turned out!  I added some vellum to each one to make them stand out a little more against the background.  I lightly adhered them all down and then machine stitched over them with different colored thread.  I embellished with a variety of items.  Here I used some of the Fancy Free Puffy Stickers and Ephemera as well as some of the Take Me Away Chipboard Thicker hearts.

I also embellished with some of the buttons from both collections.  I didn't glue the letters down completely flat, so they curl up a bit to create some depth.  I also added a bit of tangled thread behind the photos.

Here's another look at the dimension and texture.  I like to add foam adhesive under my photos a lot to raise them up, and it really makes them pop off the page.  I added a fun tag from Take Me Away here and more thread.

Here's another look at the pretty colors.  I added my journaling underneath everything and talked about my silly girl and her silly faces!

Mixing and matching the collections was a lot of fun.  I used buttons from both lines; Take Me Away also has these adorable bows.  I tried to spread all the colors around the page, so there is a little bit of each color everywhere.

Here's one more close up of all that yummy color and texture!  I also added few stamps using the Fancy Free Roller Date Stamp.

I do have a process video for this, and here it is!  You can see how I created this from start to finish.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and be sure to check the Paige Evans blog every few days for more layouts and projects from the rest of the team!  You won't want to miss it!


  1. Congratulations, I always follow you and your projects! I'm happy to read about the design team, I'm in love with every material of Paige and I'm dure that you will be perfect in this new adventure!

  2. Congrats Missy! Love your work and Paige's Design Team looks like a great fit.

  3. Watched the process video for this earlier. Stunning page Missy! Love the colours and the titlework. Congrats on the new team!

  4. Fabulous layout as always and CONGRATULATIONS on making it on such an awesome team!