Whatever | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy back again today.  I have another layout to share with you using the gorgeous October Hip Kits!  I wanted to create a page that was the opposite of my last layout, which was light and airy.  This one is very bold, and I used only black, white, oranges and pinks.  To add more of an impact, I used black and white photos.  I started with my patterned paper strips layered together vertically.  I added a few pieces of the Pebbles Washi Tape strips from the Embellishment Kit and then covered a lot of it with white gesso.  I used the Prima Watercolor Pencils from the Color Kit (and a few from the other set we received in the April Color Kit) to create that beautiful watercolor effect.  I used the plus sign stencil and some distress inks from my stash to create some fun shapes as well.  This was so fun to put together, and even though there are a lot of Fall elements in the kits, you can definitely create any type of theme with them.
Since my photos are of my little girl running off during a photoshoot, I decided to be funny and add this Simple Stories wood veneer girl.  My daughter is so NOT a dressy girl, so this was just too cute and I had to use her.  I covered her in white gesso and then used gelatos to color her.  I layered more washi tape, paper and that big ampersand here as well as lots of messy stitching.  Those fun enamel dots are from Heidi Swapp, and they matched these colors so perfectly.
Here you can see some of the background mediums and washi tape.  I love how these colors pop against the black and white.
More messy stitching here.  I highly recommend those Prima Watercolor Pencils…they are so fun to use and very easy to add color.  And it doesn’t take a lot…just a few scribbles and add water to smudge.
I used some of Nicole Nowosad’s cut files here.  These fun arrows were the perfect touch to show movement across the page.  And I love the Dear Lizzy Thicker…that just HAD to be my title.  Those Evalicious puffy alphas are awesome for smaller titles.
Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out…I hope it inspires you in some way!

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

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