Friday, July 19, 2019

Smile - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hey there crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team! I've used the Horizon collection again, and remember my challenge for myself was to not go with a rainbow color scheme. Today I'm sharing an orange/coral/pink/purple combo! I'm so in love with these colors!

This layout is actually a lift of an older layout of mine (I just checked the date, and I can barely believe it is from 2 years ago OMG), which was similar in colors actually, except it had teal instead of purple! Check it out:

This was one of my most favorite layouts ever, so I thought I'd give it another go. And my best friend wants it so...Haha!

I die cut loads of leaves using some dies (again, you can totally go with cut files if that's easier for you, I just had a lot of small scraps and it was quicker this way!) in each color. Once done, I looked for a paper I could use for background and I found this gorgeous purple ombre paper in the Whimsical collection. 

I roughly arranged the leaves on the background so I knew how many I needed. I started gluing down the bigger ones. I'll be honest, I just eyeballed all of it, but if you don't feel confident in doing that, just use temporary adhesive first. I'm OK with imperfection! Once the big leaves were adhered, I added the smaller ones in between too.

I adhered some foam tape to the back of my photo and placed it in the middle of the flower. Then I started embellishing. I pulled out everything that matched my color scheme. Some are totally random but I don't mind. I went with a tone on tone look and used chipboards, stickers, die cuts, epoxy stickers and some sentiments from one of the Whimsical patterned papers. Actually they were probably on the manufacturer's strip at the bottom of the purple background paper because I did not go through Whimsical at all trying to find embellies. I glued everything down, for some I used liquid adhesive, for others foam tape, to add dimension. Oh here's something I was pretty happy about! There's a paper in Horizon with different colored frames, which I used on my next layout so I had it on my desk. There were frames in all the colors I used here and all of them had a phrase on them that fit my photo perfectly! I love love love happy accidents likes this! So I cut out the phrases and created a strip at the bottom of my layout.

To finish off my page I added some white ink splatters and wrote my journaling with a white gel pen. That's it!

Aaaaand because I had a bunch of leaves left and I don't throw away anything...I thought I might as well make a quick and easy card using them!

I created a top folding A2 size card base and added a white, embossed panel on top. Then I created a big flower and cut off the access on the left side.

Again, total luck, I found this beautiful journaling spot in the ephemera pack! I added foam tape to it and glued it down in the middle. For sentiment I used a sticker which I also popped up. To finish off this card I tied a twine bow at the top and added gold paint splatters. Seriously the quickest card I've ever made, I even feel guilty about it hahaha! I mean everything was already die cut, the design was there on the layout, so it really didn't take long to put it all together!

I hope I could inspire you with my layout and card today! If you give these a try, tag me on Instagram (@zsoka_marko).

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have an awesome day!


Whimsical collection: Paper 8