Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Just Because / Paige Evans DT

Hello again, friends! I'm back today with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team featuring the  Whimsical  collection. I cut Paige’s Flower cut file using multiple patterned papers in three different sizes with a Silhouette Cameo for this page. I created a vertical scattered design with the flowers creating a bright rainbow effect. I pulled the rainbow striped background paper from the Whimsical 12x12 Paper Pad. I covered a lot of the left side with white gesso first and then used my palette knife to scrape on several colors of spray inks.

Once the background was dry, I glued the flowers down lightly so the edges could pop off the page. I placed the photo down towards the bottom half of the page and embellished around it. I layered in some the Chipboard Stickers and stickers from the Sticker Book. I wanted to stick with the flower theme, so that’s what I chose to layer in. I used a purple frame from the Ephemera Die Cuts as a layer behind the photo as well as some white tissue paper. I really love how the mixed media shows through the die cut flowers.

I have been waiting to use one of the Tassel Paper Clips and this layout was perfect for it! I clipped the yellow one on the bottom of the photo and then overlapped a Sticker Book sticker on top of it. I used the Chipboard Thickers for my simple title. I just love all of the patterns and colors! I machine stitched through them for some added texture.

Below the title I added a border sticker from the Sticker Book as well as a Rub-On phrase. I used the Sticker Book again to create this little flower cluster to the right of my journaling. To finish it off, I added a big butterfly from the Ephemera Die Cuts and a few butterflies from the Rub-Ons then stitched trails from them.

I love using cut files like this because you can get lots of patterned papers on your page in small doses.  All of these colors make me so happy!

I created this fun border here by applying one of the Rub-Ons onto some scrap white cardstock and cut it out.  That is a great way to turn your Rub-Ons into embellishments that you can move anywhere on the page.  Behind my photo I layered in a purple frame from the Whimsical Ephemera Die Cuts and a scrap piece of patterned paper that I used to cut the flowers.

This is one my favorite effects to create...letting the background mixed media show through the cut file shapes.

Stitching butterfly trails is such a fun detail...nice and subtle and lots of texture.

One more close-up of all the pretty colors :)

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try on your next page using Whimsical! This one was really fun to create. Be sure to check out my process video for more details!

Thank you so much for stopping by :)

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