Using Pink on a Dad Layout

Hey, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share using the 2016 June Hip Kits.  The gorgeousness continues this month with lots of exclusives, and this layout was inspired by that beautiful 4×6 Project Life card designed by Kim Watson.  This week we’re focusing on Dads, and these photos are of my husband and our girls in the pool.  I created a photo strip and placed it so the arrows were pointing towards it.  I attached it and then added lots of gesso in preparation for all the Shimmerz to come.  I love pink, and I used a lot of it even though this is a page about a Dad.  I used a lot of water and the two Shimmerz from the Color Kit to create that watercolor look.
It's What He Does
I decided on this as my title because plain and simple, it’s the truth.  Being a great dad IS what he does.  All the time.  I used the Simple Stories alphas and the Jillibean Soup alphas from the Embellishment Kit to create my title and added in a Heidi Swapp chipboard sticker.  I journaled right on top of the Shimmerz after it dried.
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This Jillbean Soup frame was perfect to tuck my photo strip into.  I used an orange gelato and some Shimmerz to give it some color, and then I stitched through it.  I made this layout more “manly” by adding in some navy blue 🙂
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Isn’t this exclusive puffy sticker from the Embellishment Kit the cutest?  It’s the perfect color to match my photos, and I added more pink behind it to make it contrast.  The green thread under it is another nice contrast.  I added that cute Becky Higgins camera die cut and the Simple Stories brad.  That fun arrow is one of Kim Watson’s exclusive die cuts.
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More color goodness here.  This is Simple Stories, Maggie Holmes and Becky Higgins all mixed together.  Those Maggie rubber pieces are the coolest!
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I added a little more color here at the bottom with a strip of blue from a PL card, a few exclusive pieces, a sticker and a fun brad.  The pink thread completes all the colors I used on the page.
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out…I hope it inspires you!

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

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