Friday, June 30, 2017

Be a Fruit Loop / Paige Evans Design Team

Happy Friday, friends!  The weekend is here...yessss!  Today I'm sharing my newest layout for the Paige Evans Design Team, and it's up on her blog today.  Our theme for this week was to use our favorite technique.  If you know me, I have several...haha!  I incorporated mixed media, of course, as well as bright colors and a big quote for a title.

I found this quote on Pinterest and knew right away I had to use it.  My little Paige is definitely a Fruit Loop...haha!  She makes the funniest faces, and these photos were perfect :)  I used papers from the Oh My Heart, Fancy Free and Take Me Away 6x6 Paper Pads to cut all those letters, as well as some papers from the Oh My Heart & Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pads.  These alphas are from The Cut Shoppe.  I cut each patterned paper into a 2x2 square and cut them on my Cameo.  My background is Paper 11 from Take Me Away.  The bright yellow was perfect for this!  I covered a lot of the area with white gesso first and then used lots of colorful Shimmerz Paints to create all those watercolor splotches.  I used the packaging technique and a brush.

Aren't these colors just beautiful?!  I love the contrast between the paper and the background.  I machine stitched through each row of words with yellow thread, and I also lightly traced a shadow around the letters with a black fine tip Sharpie so they would pop a little more.

So I went light on embellishing since the background was already busy and colorful enough.  My photos are black & white so they stand out quite a bit, which is what I wanted.  I added a piece of aqua paper from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad under the photos as well as some tissue paper. I also tore a piece of floral washi tape from the Oh My Heart Sticker Book and layered it around the photo.  I cut that little scalloped border in half and used it on both sides of the photos.  That is from the Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers.  The buttons are from Fancy Free, and I added in some tangled thread and some sequins from my stash.  Those are from SpiegelMom Scraps.

Here's the other side of the photo strip...more of the same items from the other side.  I did add a few clear stickers around the page from the Oh My Heart Sticker Book.  I added some hearts to the open space of the photos.  The yellow one is from the Fancy Free Puffy Stickers.  The pink one is a Chipboard Sticker from Oh My Heart, and the blue one is a Puffy Sticker from Oh My Heart.

When you create a big title like this, it takes up a lot of room.  This can be a good thing because it limits where you can put everything else.  It takes the guess work out of the equation.  Once I laid out the letters, I only had so much space to place the photos, so I didn't have to spend a lot of time trying to decide that.  I placed small embellishments here and there, including this fun Fancy Free Puffy Sticker and those little Xs.

In three spots around the page, I used these cute Oh My Heart stickers from the Sticker Book and a few floral stickers.  This one is from the Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers.

The colors!!!!!!!!!!  I never get sick of these colors...seriously my favorite!  I love how the letters kind of curl up and create some dimension!

Okay, one more photo...haha!  I really love how it all came together :)

I hope you have enjoyed this...I really love it!  I have a process video here if you'd like to watch.

Thanks so much for stopping in!!  I'd love to know your favorite techniques :)  Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. This looks great, Missy!
    Take Care, Aunt Dorothy