Hey there! Missy here today, and I have two layouts to share with you. I can’t get enough of the new Sunshine & Happiness collection! I love scrapping with bright summer colors, and this collection is right up my alley. I chose a sweet photo of my daughter for this page, and her pink shirt coordinated very nicely with everything. I used a lot of yellow, orange and pink from the collection, so I used some aqua and turquoise acrylic paint and ink spray to create a big color swatch on my background. I love how the other colors contrast against it. I found a fun loopy cut file from the Silhouette Store and cut several of them out on my Cameo to use as a background design. I wanted this layout to feel fun and festive, and I think it definitely turned out that way.
I knew I wanted to use the “Sunshine” sticker as part of my title. I created the rest of the title in my Silhouette software using the Luna font and then cut the letters with different patterned papers. I arranged the letters and then used a metallic gold pen to trace around parts of them. I also used a pencil to make them stand out a little more. I created a fun little cluster over on the right using some of the Bits & Pieces and some stickers.
Here is a close-up of the loopy cut files. I love how they turned out! I used some shiny gold thread to machine stitch through them for some extra interest, texture and shine. I added some white tissue paper behind my photo for an extra layer and raised it up with pop dots. I added a few more die cuts & stickers as well as some tangled thread.
I fussy cut this cute sun & cloud from one of the patterned papers and used it as a background element. One of my daughter’s nicknames is “Sunshine” so I can’t resist all these adorable sunshines in this collection! It’s so fitting.
These balloons were the perfect embellishment for this area by the photo, plus the colors were spot on. I also used a bit of blue spray ink and my small paint brush to give the edge of the cloud a light blue tint to make it stand out a bit more. I finished it all off by tucking in more tangled thread for extra pops of color.
For my second layout, I challenged myself to combine two collections to create a unique look. I used pieces from Heart and Carpe Diem. I was surprised at how pretty the two looked mixed together. I highly recommend pulling two collections out and try to mix and match. I love how this turned out. My background paper is from Heart, and it is so pretty! The ombre look was perfect for a background. I chose a fun cut file from The Cut Shoppe and used papers from both collections to cut lots of those fun shapes. I scattered and layered them on the background and then stitched them down with some shiny gold thread. I did add a bit of gesso and blue and aqua spray inks and some gold paint to the background to give a little watercolor effect. I wanted the mixed media to peek through all the cut file designs.
I knew right away that I wanted to fussy cut the “heart” from one of the Heart patterned papers and use it as my title. I love how it looks raised up. I also fussy cut that gold heart from paper. I pulled a few alpha stickers from the Light Snap Stickers to finish the title and used gold thread to stitch through it. I love the pops of black in these papers, and the Carpe Diem Clear Stickers made the perfect little additions for that.
I added a few of the stickers from Carpe Diem, and I also used more balloons my page. Balloons are a happy embellishment, and I think they can work on so many pages! Since my mom, my sister and I were about to go out together in this photo, it seemed like the balloons symbolize a celebration. And that’s what it was!
Here’s one more look. I used a few stickers from both collections here and added some black and gold paint splatters. All those fun die cuts in the background made this layout come together fairly quickly. Once your background is filled up, all you have left to do is embellish.