XO Love Always | Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!  Missy back with you today.  I’m sharing another layout using the gorgeous 2016 January Hip Kits!  I decided to go bold with this one and start with the black and white striped paper from Crate Paper.  I enlarged two of Nicole’s cut files and made them the focus of my page.  I used some white gesso on my background before adding some of the Pucker Up Pink Dazzlerz from the Color Kit as well as a few other paints from previous Color Kits.  I backed the big XO with patterned paper and my photo and hand-stitched around it.  I added pop dots and added a few embellishments around it.
XOXO Love Always
Here you can see the awesome texture from the Shimmerz and paints.  You can get so many pretty shades by mixing colors!  The pop dots I added behind the XO die cut really gives it dimension.  That cute butterfly is a puffy sticker from Crate Paper.  I did a lot of hand stitching here, and even though it took some time, the end result is worth it.
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I created a fun cluster with some of the My Mind’s Eye chipboard buttons here.  I also added in a chipboard flower and some of the Heidi Swapp shiny gold clear stickers.
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I traced around the big “love” die cut with a black pen to make it pop a bit more, and I used gold thread to machine stitch through those cute teal Thickers.  Those shiny gold hearts are from the Crate Paper chipboard sheet.
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More Crate Paper goodness here!  A few stickers layered together create a beautiful cluster.
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how this layout came together.  I hope you find some inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Missy Whidden

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