Friday, November 15, 2019

Love You / Paige Evans DT

Happy Friday, friends!  Still no YouTube channel at the moment.  I did film this layout, so at some point I will have it up!  Until then....I'll share my work here and on Instagram & Facebook.

This is my latest layout for the Paige Evans Design Team.  It started out as a blue and green monochromatic page.  As you can see, things took a turn into Rainbow Town :D  I used Paige's Love You with Stitching Holes cut file.  I chose blue and green papers from the Truly Grateful & Horizon collections.  From there, I decided to add all the colors.  I chose a rainbow variety of embroidery threads to hand stitch through all the holes in the letters.  I used a light blue sheet of cardstock as the background, and I used lots of Shimmerz sprays to create all that bold gorgeous color.

This color.....swoon!!  I used all of my favorite Shimmerz colors on the background...Jeni B Bleu, Sweetheart, Mustard Seed, Deep Blue Sea...those are always my go to colors.  I sprayed the colors down, spritzed a bit of water and then let the colors run and blend.  I wanted the letters to pop off the page, so I added adhesive foam strips under then.  I went with lots of floral elements around the letters.  Some of them are stickers, some I fussy cut from the Truly Grateful 6x8 Paper Pad, some are die cuts...a nice variety.

I added a pink and orange scalloped border sticker and a gold word sticker, both from the Cardstock Stickers. My journaling fit perfectly underneath the photo. I used a black fine-tip Sharpie for that. I had a big vellum butterfly lying in my scrap pile on my desk so I decided to use it and I cut two smaller ones as well. I machine stitched with a bit of metallic gold thread in the centers and then folded up the wings.

To create more texture and dimension, I added adhesive foam behind all the letters. The last thing I did was add a few more pops of gold with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.

I trimmed off the white border of this sticker so it wouldn't stand out as much.  Sometimes trimming the border off makes the image a bit smaller, too.

I created fun little clusters of flowers all over the cut file, and I also added some of the little epoxy heart stickers from the Truly Grateful Embellishments.

I had a few leftover butterflies cut out from a previous layout, so I used them on the page.  I had one big vellum butterfly and a few cardstock ones, so I used the cardstock shapes to trace onto vellum.  I machine stitched with metallic gold thread down the centers, and I left the messy threads hanging off for extra texture.

I love this matte gold...I added this for a smaller secondary title. 

Here are a few more close-ups...

I absolutely love how this turned out even though it's nothing like I originally planned.  I will never tire of a rainbow color scheme, so when that happens I'm okay with it...haha :D

Like I said, I hope to have my channel back up soon, and I will make sure this video gets posted.

Thanks for being so awesome!


  1. A beautiful new job! I miss you, Missy! I hope you are back on YouTube soon!!!
    Hugs from Spain and good week!!!


  2. Wow, this is beautiful! So sad that you have gotten caught up in this YouTube mess! Hopefully this too shall pass! Hugs!

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