Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Beautiful Sunshine / Paige Evans DT

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I'm back today with a fun summery Bloom Street layout for the Paige Evans Design Team featuring Paige’s new Flower Garden Background Stencil. I was inspired by the dark blue background from Paper 02 and how all the bright flowers just pop right off the page. I wanted to recreate that dark blue background incorporating some mixed media, so that is where this page began. I used thick white cardstock as my base and I coated all of it with clear gesso first. I scraped white modeling paste over the stencil covering the entire page. Once that dried, I used a few blue Shimmerz sprays to create a pretty blue color wash. I fussy cut lots of flowers from Paper 02 and Paper 12 and arranged them around my photos.

The texture turned out so awesome! It’s nice and raised off the page and very bumpy to touch. Once the blue sprays dried, I used a foam ink blending tool to lightly smudge white acrylic paint over some of the raised edges - this helped to give the shapes a little highlight and pop off the page a little more. I scattered the flowers all around the photos, making sure to get lots of different colors all over the page. I added in matching tangled thread in a few places as well.

I think modeling paste over white cardstock alone is so pretty.  It creates subtle texture, and even if you didn't add color over it, it's still gorgeous.  And it's so easy to do!

I love mixing and matching flowers and these went together perfectly! I wanted to add in a few turquoise colored flowers, so I used a roll of the Washi Tape to do that. I put some strips of tape down on scrap white cardstock and simply traced a few of these other flowers and then cut them out. Easy peasy! To top them off, I used a few of the purple flower sequin shapes from the Mixed Embellishments. For the centers, I added the clear rhinestones from the same Mixed Embellishments pack.

I know I use blue a lot, but I just can't help it.  I need to use navy blue more.  These bright colors are so pretty against it.

I have wanted to use this "beautiful" sticker for so long...haha.  It finally worked on this page!  It was the perfect color, size and scripty font.  And again, it pops against the navy background color.

More texture :)

I love how this little side cluster turned out.  I think the key to making it stand out is adding adhesive foam behind some of it.

I used one of the Puffy Vinyl Stickers for my title and combined it with one of the Truly Grateful Puffy Phrase Stickers. It was a perfect match! I love how the “beautiful” piece stretches across to the cluster over on the right of the page. I used more flowers and a few Cardstock Stickers for that.

A few more close-ups to wrap this up...

I really love how this page turned out and I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try on your next layout! Paige’s Stencils are just amazing! 

 Check out my process video for all the details:

Have a great week!  Thank you for stopping by :)

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