Snapshot | 5th & Monaco

Hey friends I am back with a layout using the beautiful Pink Paislee 5th & Monaco collection I received in my monthly Design Team box from A Cherry on Top! I instantly fell in love with this collection when it released! It is even better in person friends! I love the beautiful floral designs and the colors! Oh and we can’t forget that there is a bold black and white stripe that always has my heart. I added everything I could from this collection to my DT box! I love it all! I have some new cut files to work with from Rulanas Cut files! She reached out to me recently and asked if I would like to create with some of her files and of coarse I said yes! They are so pretty and perfect for all types of paper crafts! You all know how much I love cut files and working with small businesses! I knew the Floral Borders cut file would go perfect with the Pink Paislee 5th & Monaco collection.

I really wanted the Floral Borders cut file to stand out so I decided to cut it out on some black textured cardstock. I just love how it pops on this page against the colors in this collection. It helps the pink flowers and green leaves really stand out against the pattern paper background I picked out.

I would normally pull a piece of white cardstock for my base but I had to use Paper 10 from 5th & Monaco on this layout! I love how the black cut file looks against this polka dot paper! I embellished the layout using die cuts, stickers, dimensional flowers and an epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio. For my title I used one of the gorgeous gold phrase puffy Thickers. Here is a look at my completed layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will head on over to Rulanas Cut Files and have a look at all her beautiful files. To get your crafty hands on this collection from Pink Paislee you can find it HERE at A Cherry on Top.

 

Inspired by Missy Whidden – Oh You!

Hey everyone!  Today I would like to share that I will be starting a new series called Inspired By.  A few times a month I will create a project inspired by someone new!  My first Inspired By project was inspired by the fabulous Missy Whidden!  If you are on any platform of social media you have definitely seen a piece of Missy’s work!  One of my favorite things about Missy is all her work with color!  Her mixed media is always so fun and carefree and so full of color!  Watching her create makes me want to bust out my inks and that is exactly what I did!  I follow her on YouTube so I get alerted when a new video is posted and when I saw her process video #129-Sweet Girl I was so inspired!  I pulled out some die cuts that have been sitting in my stash and decided to use them up with this technique!

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I dumped out all the ephemera pieces from the ziplock onto my table!  Most of them are from the Wildflowers collection by WRMK!  Beautiful die cuts but I had so many left over this was the perfect way to get them onto a layout and mix it up with new products!

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I adhered all the pieces to a 12×12 piece of white smoke cardstock from My Minds Eye.  I love the White Smoke cardstock because it is nice and thick!

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Once the die cuts were all down I applied some white gesso making sure to cover all the diecuts with a nice layer!  I have this nice thick card from Illustrated Faith that I was given from CHA and it works great to apply geso!   Once the gesso dried I applied a handful of fun mist colors to the paper.

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I let this dry over night and the next day I used some circle dies to cut it up!  While on Facebook I saw a sketch by Paper Issues that Hannah Lemieux posted and guess what?!  It had circles on it!  Perfect for my freshly cut circles right!?

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I love how this layout turned out in the end!  I had a few small little issues creating the layout but in the end I am very  happy with the way it turned out!  Sometimes you just have to go with the flow right?

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I hope you will give this technique a try and do not forget to check out Missy’s video and her layout!  Thanks again Missy for the great inspiration!  Below is my completed layout and my process video!  If you have not already subscribed to my channel I would love for you to hit that subscribe button!

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  Have a great day!