Using Project Life Cards on a Layout / Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy back with you to share another layout using the beautiful 2016 October Hip Kits 🙂  I went a little different with this page and began with a dark navy blue Stargaze cardstock background.  My photo is of me and my sister trying on jeans in a dressing room, and the cardstock reminded me of the denim, so it was perfect!  I played around with some of the exclusive Project Life cards and used four of them…as layers, as patterned paper and as embellishments.  They are very versatile, and I love how the colors & sentiments on these cards work so well with my design and photo.   I did a small bit of mixed media work on the cards and background using white gesso, Shimmerz Paints and Prima Oil Pastels.  I used DT Member Zinia’s beautiful cut file on my background as well.
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I used one of the Pink Paislee patterned papers from the Main Kit & Paper Kit to cut the cut file and then layered everything on top of that.  Here you can see where I added some Shimmerz Jeni B Bleu Vibez to the corner of the PL card to jazz it up a bit.  I did some machine stitching on the cards, and here I added a WRMK floral sticker and a cute puffy sticker.  I added more detail with some of the rub-ons and enamel dots.
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These big wood veneer pieces from WRMK are amazing.  They make the greatest embellishments!  Here you can see the cardstock’s texture through the white gesso and oil pastels.  I just used my finger to smudge it on to create that faded smoky look.
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I love the dimension created here.  I did add some foam under this entire cluster and even a little bit more under my photo.  I layered in some of the Dear Lizzy Saturday ephemera and a leaf stem Thicker from Pink Paislee.  That coral frame in the back is another one of the WRMK wood veneer pieces.
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I added more pops of that beautiful deep aqua color with tangled thread.  Here you can see more of the pink stitching I did along some of the edges of the cut file.  That gold splatter is from the Glorious Day Vibez from the Color Kit.
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I used these gorgeous Pebbles Rose Gold Thickers for my title.  They’re in the Embellishment Kit, and they are just gorgeous.  I decided to use the Dear Lizzy chipboard 2 tag here because it reminds me of tags you find on clothes in stores, but it also looks like one of those tags they give you in a dressing room when you have a certain number of items…and you hang it on the door.  It was perfect for this photo!  I layered it right on to of the O and added some thread to it.
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Here’s one more look at some of the details.  This was really a lot of fun to make!
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Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.  I hope you get some fun ideas to try!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific week, friends!

missy-whidden

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