Mixed Media & Patterned Papers | Missy Whidden

Happy Tuesday, friends!  Missy here with a new layout using the 2019 March Hip Kits.  I decided to use some papers I hadn’t cut into yet for this page, so I pulled out one of my square punches.  I wanted to include some of the bold blue and green from the Crate Paper papers and tie those in with some blues, pinks and oranges for a fun & unique color scheme.  All of the papers I used are from the Sunny Days collection in the Main Kit, and I also punched a few Pocket Life Cards.  I used some of the Turquoise Mist cardstock from the Cardstock Kit as my background.  I used all three Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays from the Color Kit as well.

I love how this color scheme turned out.  It’s a bit different from what I usually gravitate to, but the mix of them all was fun to put together.  I glued them into lines, machine stitched through them with gold thread and then bent up some of the edges to create some dimension.

I coated a lot of the background with some white gesso first.  I used the packaging technique and a brush to apply the Lindy’s sprays.  I also used  a few Shimmerz from previous Color Kits.  I used lots of hearts to embellish around the page.  Some are from Crate Paper Sunny Days and some are exclusive die cuts & epoxy heart stickers.

This fun “The Best Ever” sticker is from the exclusive sticker sheet, and it was the perfect size to add into a line of squares.  I added some adhesive foam under it as well as some pink thread.

I mixed and matched my title using some of the mint Doodlebug Alphas and some of the black Thickers.  This title makes me smile, especially with this photo of Paige.  She was walking towards me in the kitchen with her arms outstretched like a little zombie and I was walking backwards snapping photos.  Her little spunky personality is infectious!  I did trace around the mint alphas with a black pen to make them stand out a bit more against the background.

Here I added in more stickers, die cuts and puffy stickers.  I’m usually not a huge grass green fan, but matching it with these other colors made me really like it.  These die cuts and puffy stickers were designed by Kim Watson, and the butterfly is from the Sunny Days sticker sheet.

Here’s another angle of the fun dimension.  I love the texture on the cardstock!

One final close-up here of the bottom cluster.  I used more punched squares and a cute green camera.  I popped it up with some foam and added thread under it.  I then created a little group of hearts above it.

I hope this inspires you to create a fun and different color scheme with your kits.  Using a punch is a great way to do that.  I think this turned out really cool, and I loved putting it together!  Be sure to check out my process video here for even more details:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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