Wednesday, September 29, 2021

One Fine Day / Paige Evans DT

Hello Hello!  I'm back today with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team featuring Paige’s beautiful Bungalow Lane collection. I started with my photo for this page and it has some dark and light blues in it. I chose three patterned papers to layer behind it in a vertical direction. At first I had planned on doing a blue-only layout, but then thought that yellow and orange would be a nice contrast against all the blue. I tore the papers and glued them together. I used smooth white cardstock for the base and I coated the visible parts with clear gesso. I wasn’t sure how much mixed media I was going to add, so I wanted it to be prepped. I used a few orange, yellow, and blue Shimmerz sprays to add the watercolor effect around the photo.


As soon as I saw this large orange flower, I knew I had to make it work.  I smudged a bit of white gesso on it to give it a weathered look.  I love bending up the edges on flowers and leaves...it creates such awesome dimension.

I layered a lot of bits and pieces around the photo including some of the large Floral Die Cuts, a few Chipboard Stickers, some Foam Phrase Stickers, and some sentiments from the 8-Page Sticker Book. I love this large light blue leaf piece and how it helps frame the bottom of the photo. Here behind these embellishments I added some dark blue Shimmerz spray to really make the colors pop. I also smudged a bit of white gesso on the blue leaves to give it a weathered look. I tucked in orange thread and wrote my journaling using a black fine-tip Sharpie.
I decided to use orange as the accent color. I used a sliver of orange patterned paper here under the photo as well as an Ephemera Die Cut and white tissue paper. I also tucked in part of a Chipboard Sticker frame piece. I added a bit more orange here using Shimmerz. I used a few of the small gold foiled hearts from the Cardstock Stickers here as well.
I love how these large leaf stems frame the photo so nicely.  I decided to use the "One Fine Day" Puffy Phrase Sticker for the title.  It fits because we were at dinner for my husband's birthday :)
This smaller leaf sprig is a Cardstock Sticker, and it's shiny metallic gold.  I tone down the shine a little bit by smudging some white gesso over it.  It's still shiny, but more of a matte finish.  Gesso can do so much!
This is a great idea for chipboard frames if they are something you don't normally use.  I don't use frames a lot in the traditional way.  I used this one as a layer, and I love how it turned out.
More close-ups of all the layering and details :)
I did do a bit of mixed media on the patterned papers.  I smudged white gesso down first and then used orange and blue Shimmerz above and below the photo.
Here on the left side I used a large orange Floral Die Cut and topped the center with a Chipboard Sticker.  I layered in more flowers and leaf stems to help frame the photo. I added a yellow button Embossed Puffy Stickers to the center of the blue flower. I did pop the photo and the large orange flower up off the page with adhesive foam to create depth and shadowing. I finished off this area with dark blue thread and a few more heart stickers.

This was a lot of fun to put together.  I loved tearing the papers to get the layout going and help determine my color scheme.  I hope this inspires you in some way today.  Be sure to check out my process video of how I made it :)


Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


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