2 Fun Layouts | Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!  Missy here to share another layout using the 2015 May Hip Kits 🙂  You know, sometimes there are color combinations that I would never pair together.  Teal and red, for example.  They just don’t seem to go together for me.  That was until I saw this striped Dear Lizzy patterned paper!  I absolutely love them together mixed with the light pink and the bright yellow!  It’s so different and unique, and I really love it.  I always seem to be proven wrong when I think certain colors can’t be paired up.  I did minimal mixed media work (for me, anyway) on this page.  After adhering my paper layers, I added a bit of white gesso.  I used one of the little pink American Crafts stencils from the Color Kit and some modeling paste to create those fun words on the left, and then I used the packaging technique with some pink watercolors.
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I used several pieces from the Pink Paislee Ephemera package in the Main Kit…these lemons are so cute!  And the Evalicious Puffy Stickers match perfectly.  I added pop dots behind the lemon and my photo strip to add dimension.
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I really love the pink mixed in with this color scheme.  I decided to add in the enamel ampersand from Chickaniddy.  I have pops of black scattered around the page, including my title.
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Here’s a look at the top of the page.  I covered up some crooked stitching with the “Happy Note” puffy sticker and then restitched right above it.  I added in some of the Dear Lizzy washi tape, the Chickaniddy Enamel Shapes and Clear Stamps and finished it off with a die cut from my stash and some tangled thread.
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Here’s a close-up of the modeling paste.  It’s really easy to use, especially over a stencil.  You literally use a palette knife or an old gift card and just smear it over the stencil.  Once it was dry, I used some watercolors over it and then lightly traced around the letters with a silver pen.
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Lastly, here’s a look at the bottom.  Those transparent acetate triangles are in the Pink Paislee die cut package.  I made a little banner out of them and then stitched it down.
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Here’s a video showing how I made this layout from start to finish if you’d like to see it.  Hope you enjoy!

I had a little bit of spare time this weekend, so I played around and finished another layout using the May Kits!  Woo hoo!  I wanted to use one of Nicole’s exclusive cut files for the Hip Kit members, so I cut it on cardstock and then backed it with a piece of the wood grain Chickaniddy paper.  I traced around the edges with black pen to make it stand out.  I combined the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink with the Electric Lime and Cracked Pistachio Paint Dabbers to come up with these lovely green shades.  I came back in with some pink watercolors and blue gelatos.

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Isn’t this the cutest cut file?  I added pop dots under it to give it lots of height, and I love how you can see all the beautiful ink underneath it.
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Here is the top part of the layout…lots of fun embellishments.  Stamps, washi tape, chipboard, Project Life cards, and an acetate piece.  I love mixing and matching all of these fun elements!
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I wanted the focus of this page to be mostly tones of blues and greens.  Pink did find its way in, though…haha 🙂  I love these puffy wood grain alphas from Evalicious.  The Chickaniddy stamps are so fun to use…they’re perfect for any page.
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One last close-up of the side…I colored this wood veneer and glued it right to the photo.  That’s a first for me, I think!  But the photo allowed it and it didn’t cover up anything important.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to check out all the gorgeous kits in the store! Have a great day!
Missy Whidden

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