Two Layouts | Missy Whidden

Happy Tuesday to you!  Missy here.  I have two fun layouts to share using the 2015 September Hip Kits!  I cannot get enough of these amazing products…they are truly beautiful!  I have really been enjoying all the bold blues and yellows this month.  For my first page, I used one of the cut files from the August Cut File Set designed by Kim Watson.  I made the heart circle into a few different sizes and cut them on four different patterned papers from the Main Kit.  I used a wide strip of that gorgeous yellow heart paper from Dear Lizzy and then went over the entire background with some white gesso.  I used some of the Lemon Zest Dylusions Paint from the August Color Kit to create the yellow background circles.  I also used some of the Lemon Twist Paint Dabber from the May Color Kit mixed with some water to create a watercolor effect.
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I used a few Project Life cards as layers behind my photo and stitched around every circle.  Some of the smaller ones got really messy…I’m not the best at sewing in circles!  I also used a lot of the Dear Lizzy Rub-Ons around the page.
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These die cuts are so fun to play with, and I love all the blues mixed together here.  I just had to add in this “hello” rub-on…the color is just beautiful, and I love how it curves around the circle just perfectly.  I also added in one of those shiny gold heart Thickers.
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Another angle of one of the die cuts, rub-ons and background work.  I used the same circle stencil to trace the black circles here that I used to make the yellow circles.
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I heat embossed this gorgeous wood veneer.  I used gold embossing powder from my stash, and I love how sparkly it turned out.  I layered one of the wood chips under my photo and added that beautiful blue flower bouquet die cut.
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how this layout was created from start to finish.

For my second page, I challenged myself to not use any of the royal blue elements in the kits.  I decided to scrap a 4-wheeler ride photo, so I wanted to use more of the wood grains and yellows in the kits.  I started with the wood grain patterned paper from Dear Lizzy and smudged some white gesso on it.  I use lots of gelatos and spray inks to create a watercolor effect.  I cut one of the awesome September Cut Files on some of the light yellow cardstock and used it as a layer  under my photo.  I also used a lot of the Dear Lizzy Rub-Ons (from the Project Life Kit) as well as some of the Crate Paper Wonder chipboard pieces from the Embellishment Kit.

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I used a bit of the Lemon Twist Paint Dabber again on this one through the American Crafts lined stencil and then added some gold and pink ink splatters.  I just love the rich pink color of this heart rub-on…and I love it mixed in with the teals and yellows.
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This little Amy Tan die cut was the perfect addition here.  I love the gold foil, and I added even more with some gold stitching.  Luckily I had some of the perfect dark pink thread in my stash, so I added some in here for another pop of color.  I also backed that cute camera piece with the yellow cardstock.
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I was excited to use that awesome Crate Paper chipboard frame around my photo.  I fussy cut “do what you love” from one of the Project Life cards…it matches perfectly!  I love using those cards on my layouts in some shape or form.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  See you next week!
Missy Whidden

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