Tuesday, January 7, 2020

This Sweet Lovely Smile / Paige Evans DT

Hey, friends! I'm here with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team, and I am so excited that Paige’s 9th and newest collection called Bloom Street has been revealed! I adore all the gorgeous colors and patterns. It’s full of pretty flowers, butterflies, birds, and all things Spring. For my very first layout using this collection, I started with one of my favorite papers: Paper 24, which is filled with gorgeous rainbow arrows. I fussy cut a lot of them then arranged them in a circle pattern.

I did coordinating watercolor work on the white cardstock background smudged with clear gesso to accent the beautiful colors in the arrows. I smudged each color of Distress Oxides lightly onto the background in the circle design and then spritzed it with water. The colors spread and blended together. I also used a brush in a few places to help the blending. Once that dried, I arranged the arrows and stitched through the circle. I decided to add some dimension so I created a second layer of arrows and stitched through them again. I folded up the ends to really create nice depth and texture.

I don’t have any of the Ephemera Die Cuts yet, so I fussy cut lots of flowers and leaves to embellish with. I cut flowers from Paper 02, Paper 11, and Paper 12. I layered them on both sides of the photo. I added adhesive foam behind some of them to create even more dimension. I also tucked in tangled thread in a few places.

I love the Puffy Word Stickers, so I used a few of those around the circle. I kept it tone-on-tone to match the stickers with the background. I added a white title right on top of the photo.

I fussy cut this cute sun from a patterned paper and added some pink thread and adhesive foam under it.  The more I look at these arrows, the more I love the double layer!  I almost just did one flat layer, but adding the second one makes a big differnce!

Since I don't have any of the floral die cuts from this collection yet, I did a lot of fussy cutting.  I happen to love doing it, so it was fun cutting out all these pretty flowers & leaves.

Here are a few more close-ups of all the details.

Isn’t this collection simply gorgeous? I cannot wait to get my hands on the full line! I hope this inspires you check out Bloom Street. Prepare to order it all because you will fall in love with it! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. So stunning !!!! I LOVE THIS ! ! Which oxide colors did you use ?? Cant what to see what you do with the rest of the collection ....

  2. So stunning !!!! I LOVE THIS ! ! Which oxide colors did you use ?? Cant wait to see what you do with the rest of the collection ....