Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Happy Girls / Paige Evans DT

Hey, friends!  I'm back today to share my first layout for the Paige Evans Design Team using Paige’s beautiful new Horizon collection! It is so colorful and bright and my eyes have never been happier. I knew right away that I had to use Paper 03. That rainbow color burst is just too gorgeous.  I mean just look at those colors...I can't even!

I cut up all the pieces and made a smaller sunburst design in the lower right corner of some white cardstock. I ruffled up the edges of each piece using an edge distresser and layered them a little crooked. Once I decided on that as my main design element, I added some mixed media to my background. I covered the cardstock with clear gesso and then used some blue ink sprays to create a light blue color wash look. I didn’t use multiple colors on the background since the papers were so bold. I wanted them to stand out. After my background dried, I glued down all the pieces and then machine stitched through each one using matching thread.

I sorted through all of the Horizon embellishments and went with a tone-on-tone effect. I used pieces from the Floral Die CutsEpoxy StickersStickers, and Chipboard Stickers. I also used two of the adorable floral Shaped Paper Clips. I also used the same colors of thread and created little messy tangled nests of each color around the photo for more texture.

I took so many close ups to show all the texture and dimension.  Just bending up the edges of the sunbursts made such a big difference.

I created a small cluster in the upper left area of the background using more of the same embellishments. I love the variety of bright colors! Here’s a look at the background. I wanted it to be more of a soft color so it wouldn’t compete with the sunbursts. I sprayed the ink down, spritzed it with water, and just let the color run. I also added some splatters after it dried using the blue and bit of pink.

I went a little thread crazy...haha.  I couldn't resist creating a tone-on-tone look with each color under the photo.

This collection is perfect for tone-on-tone effects.  I love all of the matching embellishments!


In the end I decided to add some white splatters, so I watered down white acrylic paint for that. I really love how these sunbursts just pop off the page. Distressing the edges makes such a big difference in the dimension, so I’m happy with how that turned out.

A few more close ups just because :)

This was soooo much fun to make!  I hope you get some inspiration from it.  If you're a rainbow lover, then you must get this collection :)

Here's my process video:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful layout. you combine all the things i love, paint, paper and stitch :) I recently discovered you on youtube and love watching your videos. Which brand Gesso do you use as the ones i have are very thick, i know i can thin them down but id love to be able to use it straight from the jar !