Thursday, June 2, 2022

You & Me / Paige Evans DT

Hey, friends!  I'm back today with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team featuring Paige’s new Splendid collection. It’s my first project using it and I couldn’t resist using all the beautiful colors to create a rainbow design! I also used Paige’s Star Burst cut file. I cut the design on my Silhouette Cameo from white cardstock. I chose lots of bright papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad to create the sun bursts. I decided to turn it horizontally and arrange my two photos close to the center star.  I used textured white cardstock for the background and I coated the bottom portion with clear gesso. I chose matching shades of Shimmerz Paints to create a watercolor effect to match the rainbow colors.


I sprayed the star gold and then coated it with some gold Nuvo Glimmer Paste to make it sparkle. I traced each sun burst on one of the papers and cut them out. I decided to add dimension to the sun bursts by popping them up using adhesive foam. I glued the actual cut file down flat on the background so the sun bursts would jump off the page. I also distressed the edges to create more texture. I wanted to embellish the sun bursts with small things, so I added some flowers from the Cardstock Stickers and a few butterflies I fussy cut from the 6x8 Paper Pad and a 2x2 Paper Pad. 
I love how this watercolor area turned out! I continued the floral embellishing down around the title area. I dug into the 8-Page Sticker Book for these and then added the “shine” sticker from the Epoxy Stickers.  It was perfect to add on top of the photo since it matched the gold star.  I also used a phrase from the Epoxy Stickers for my title. I used a shiny gold label sticker from the 8-Page Sticker Book to frame the outer edges of the photos.
Here’s another angle of all the beautiful papers and colors. I did smudge some white gesso on some of the sun bursts around the photo area to fade out a bit of the color. This just helps the photos to stand out a little more. I also splattered white acrylic paint and Gold Glitter Spray. If you’re a fan of texture and dimension, this collection is for you because flowers and butterflies are perfect for that! It’s so easy to bend the petals or wings up so they float off the page. Splendid is full of them!
I took lots of close-ups here.  Embellishing tone-on-tone is awesome because it helps you narrow down what you can use in certain areas.  Sometimes the amount of stickers and things can be overwhelming, so this helps take some of the guess work out.
I love how this watercolor section turned out.  The blues and purples turned out so pretty, and I love the little matching butterflies.
I'm telling you--that Nuvo Glimmer Paste is incredible.  So fast and easy, and the sparkle factor is off the charts!  Here you can see the depth created from the adhesive foam.  Something about lifting things up off the page just makes it look so awesome.
More close-ups of all the gorgeous colors and patterns :)
I almost wrote my journaling with a gold pen, but I felt like the black worked better since the photos were black and white.
I hope this inspires you in some way today.  I had a lot of fun sorting through Splendid, trying to figure out where to begin...haha :D  The cut file definitely helped me get started.

Be sure to check out my process video here to see how I made this from start to finish:

Thanks for stopping in, and have a great day!

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