This Was Fun | Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!  It’s Missy back with you today.  I have another bright and fun Summer layout to share using the 2015 July Hip Kits!  I began with some white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit and created the text “You Are My Sunshine” a few times in my Silhouette software.  I cut it out and then used patterned paper, some of the Simple Stories Washi Paper Tape and some gelato-colored cardstock to back the words.  I did add a bit of the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to the background because I wanted to give the illusion of water splashes.  I used a few pieces of the Crate Paper Poolside chipboard, a few puffy stickers from October Afternoon and some die cuts from Elle’s Studio. All of these elements are from this month’s kits.
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I can’t get enough the Mermaid Lagoon.  It’s from the May Color Kit, and it’s gorgeous.  I layered a few patterned papers as well as some vellum behind my photo and then added in some chipboard and some tangled thread.
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I used one of the Simple Stories chipboard frames to the left side of the photo and added several things on top if and around it.  I decided to make my title inside the frame.  I added a big Elle’s Studio heart, an October Afternoon flair button and a puffy sticker on top of my photo.
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Here’s a look at the background.  This was really easy to do.  I just typed my text in a font that would cut clearly and then backed it all with various papers.  For the blue and orange, I used gelatos on white cardstock to get the color I wanted, and then I just cut it into strips and glued it down.  I also used my sewing machine to add straight and zig zag stitches in between each line.
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One final close-up of the chipboard layers…I just couldn’t resist this beautiful flower from the CP chipboard sheet.  And that little puffy fish fits my little daughter just perfectly!
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You can check out how this layout came together if you’d like…hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!
Missy Whidden

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