Saturday, January 9, 2021

Take Me Back / Paige Evans DT

Hello again and Happy Weekend!  I'm back today with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team featuring Paige’s Go the Scenic Route collection. I love Paper 7 with the beautiful orange map, so I wanted to use a big chunk of it on my layout. I tore it and then added another small torn strip of Paper 13. Since there are hints of pink on the map, I decided to make that my third color. I attached these papers to a sheet of textured white cardstock. I wanted to add pink watercolors on that part, so I coated the white cardstock with clear gesso. I placed my photo on the center of the torn edges and used a few pink Shimmerz sprays and a bright orange spray under and around the photo. I embellished around the photo with lots of beautiful florals.


I created the title using Paige’s Paige Font cut file. I cut it on the same papers as well as white cardstock. I used the pink spray to color the white one and then added vellum behind the open spaces to make the words more visible. I also popped them up with some adhesive foam to create dimension.

When I first laid the title down, I noticed that I couldn't really read it since you could see the patterned paper behind the open parts.  The vellum really helped with that. I fussy cut a few smaller flowers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I also added in three of the Charms and tangled thread in a few places
 I tucked in lots of flowers from the Floral Die Cuts as well.
I used one of the large floral Chipboard Stickers on the left side of the photo along with more Floral Die Cuts and fussy cut pieces. I love how the pink watercolors turned out here.
I embellished on the other side of the photo with more floral pieces and more thread. I used pink pieces from the Ephemera Die Cuts behind the photo as layers as well as some of the already used patterned papers. I wanted to keep the map paper clean and simple, but I did add blue Shimmerz splatters and white acrylic paint splatters.

Here are a few more close-ups :)

I love how this one came out!  It was a lot of fun to begin with a patterned paper and use it to create the design and color scheme.  It's hard to leave paper "unmessy" for me...haha.  You know I love to add some watercolor or gesso to just about anything!  Hopefully this still inspires you in some way today :)

Here's my process video if you'd like to check it out:


Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!


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