Good Life – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Lately I have had Oh My Heart on my mind!  It is still one of my favourite collections by Paige and Pink Paislee!  I got out my stash and set to work backing the Geometric Background (246550) with all the pretty patterned papers in Oh My Heart.  The Geometric background is really lovely to back, it is all straight lines and it makes a big impact when finished!

Once I started on the cluster of flowers around my photo, I realized that the flowers and cards were blending in with the background too much, I added a simple piece of vellum to the background to soften the brightness.  I had been playing around with some Vicki Boutin Gold Glaze through Paige’s Flower Bunch (259829) cut file and had the gold covered cut file left over so I added it in between the background and photo cluster.
I love how bright and cheerful the layout is, the florals in Oh My Heart make me happy every time!

Perfect Pair – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Scalloped Border Background
Design ID #229288
 
You can never underestimate the potential of a seemingly simple scallop cut file!  Say that 5 times fast 🙂 I love Paige’s Scallop border cut file, I decided to make it the star of the show paired with Pick Me Up by Paige Taylor Evans and Pink Paislee.  I chose to pop them off of the pretty blues in Paper 14.
I added matching paint to the background in big bold strokes and added splatters of the same paint as well as gold sprinkles.  I stitched the scallops onto the blue paper strips for extra texture and then layered them over the painted background at random lengths and on a bit of an angle.
The strips created the perfect spots to tuck in tags and flowers.  I fussy cut flowers from Paper 02 for layers and dimension.    The perfect pair 3×4 card actually has a pair of sneakers on it, but I covered that with flowers to suit my layout better!
I thought it would be fun to point out that I only used 4 pieces of patterned paper, some paint and a white piece of card stock.  If you happen to be on a budget this collection really is versatile and you can create pretty pages from minimal supplies and of course Paige’s cut files can be used over and over!!

Happy Life – Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette

I found the super cool String Art Heart Design ID #258560 in Paige’s Silhouette store.  I cut the heart from 12×12 white cardstock and used it as a template to punch holes in a heavier weight cardstock below it.  After I had the holes made I used 4 different colors of embroidery floss to make the string art design!  I quickly gave up trying to follow all the lines in the cut file and just made my own crissing and crossing the heart.  It was super helpful to use the cut file to place the holes!

It took me about an hour to string the whole heart.  Once I was done I added some paint splatters to the two areas I knew I would embellish.  While the paint was drying I put together my photo cluster.  I ended up adding foam to a few of the layers for lot’s of dimension.  Before I adhered my photo cluster I added a few rubons to peek out beneath it.

I added a cute little cluster at the top left of the heart for balance and interest!  I love the teeny little rubons included with Pick Me Up by Paige Taylor Evans and Pink Paislee in that spot too!

Ballet Canvas – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I have wanted to paint a dance canvas for my daughter for some time.  When I saw Paige’s Ballet Slippers (Design ID #264065) cut file I knew it would work perfectly!

I started out by cutting the outline of the shoes in white cardstock and then painting the entire cut file dark pink.  I used the pink watercolor paint from Vicki Boutin’s watercolor set.  Once the outline was dry, I applied it to the canvas with gel medium and let that dry.  I then painted in the shoe, leaving white space for highlights.  Using various pinks and peachy pinks I added splatters in 3 areas of the canvas.  I finished off with a few Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine splatters for good measure!

I had some flowers left over from her last year’s ballet solo costume as well as some white paper flowers. I added some white paint, and pink watercolor to them for a mixed media feel.  I used hot glue to arrange them at the top of the canvas.  I added watercolor to some thin white ribbon and tucked that into the flower cluster for a bit of extra dimension and prettiness!

We both love how it turned out!  There are so many of Paige’s gorgeous cut files that would work great for this technique!

Daffodil – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Paige recently added the Daffodil cut file to her store and right away I knew I had the perfect photo and story for the cut file!  Even though my daughter is now a teenager I still surprise her with little treats on the holidays!  This year we added another bunny to her collection of Jelly Cat bunnies and she ended up naming her daffodil!  I wasn’t sure if I would back the cut file or add paint so I cut the daffodils from white card stock.  I started looking through all my Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee collections and found some pretty papers so off I went.  I also decided a bit of mixed media would make the yellow daffodils pop, so I added blue sprays with the packaging technique to the background.

Turn the Page had the perfect colours to embellish the layout with.  I tucked in the super sweet chipboard birdie and flowers below the moments die cut and ended up with a cut little cluster above the multi alpha title.  I’ve said it before but I love how all the collections go so beautifully together!!

I wasn’t sure about the blue background to start with, but it adds so much punch to the layout, I love it!

Driving – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I have been wanting to make a layout with one of Paige’s cut files with the design of the cut file layered on top for awhile!  Not sure if it was luck or beginner skill in the silhouette software but I figured out how to extract one of the pretty flowers from the Geometric Flower Circle and cut it seperatly!  I cut the flower circle and 9 flowers from white card stock to get started!

I used the multi colour jewel paper from the Take Me Away 12×12 Paper pad to back the circle.  I love how the colours in the paper give variation to the flowers in the circle without having to back each of them individually!  I made sure that the yellow in the paper was set to the top right of the page to enhance the sunshine in the photo!

I do love a circle design and for me it is a great opportunity to get my Thickers out for a big long title!  I used alphas from Take Me Away, Fancy Free, Turn the Page and Pick Me Up.  They coordinate beautifully together and look so interesting!  I chose a few spots for the white flowers and added co-ordinating coloured buttons to the centre of the flowers.  A few puffy stickers, rub ons and chipboard hearts from Pick Me Up provided cute little details!

Hang In There – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I was perusing Paige’s cut file shop at the Silhouette store and spotted the Hang In There Hanger (Design ID #255610) I thought it would be super cute on a layout with bits and pieces hanging from it.

I cut the file from white cardstock and then in the Silhouette software I used the offset feature and then deleted the original cut file so I would have a second layer with a large border.  I painted the cut file with 2 coats of Martha Stewart gold paint and after it dried I glued it onto the border layer.  I cut 5 of the Dipped Leaves (Design ID #227130) and painted the tips gold as well.

On my background I spattered some Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine and then selected some cute pieces from Pick Me Up by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee.  I added a gold eyelet to my photo and to one of the tags and then attached the bits to the hanger with white crochet thread.

Sweet Little Things

I have been playing with the Vicki Boutin Watercolors and Irridescent Glaze that we received in the March 2018 Hip Kit!  I like to fiddle around with new mixed media goodies to get the hang of how they work and the way the colors dry.    This layout has a lot going on, sometimes I just like to let loose and use all the things!!  I cut quite a few of Paige’s Rolled Flowers (Design ID #238507) and painted them with Vicki’s watercolors.  The background paper is from Turn the Page and the black paper with white script is from Vicki Boutin’s All The Good Things collection.  This page was sure fun to make!

Painty puddles always make me happy!!

Paige’s rolled flower cut files are so versatile!  I cut them from white cardstock and paint them pretty colors!

I mixed the pink watercolor paint with the irridescent glaze and scraped it over a stencil for the big dots!

Beautiful Self

I started out by cutting Simple Flower Background (Design ID #228026) from 8.5×11 white card stock.  Once I peeled off the background I realized I would have all these gorgeous little flowers left over!  Out came the pop dots!!  I chose to back the card stock with Paper 18 from the 12×12 Paper Pad. The gold foil glimmers on the pretty blue were too hard to resist!  I stitched (crookedly) in a diamond pattern in between the flowers and then popped up the white flowers over the open space.  To add a bit more color I cut down the white sheet and added it onto Paper 21, I love how the colorful and gold bits stick out around the edge of the layout.

To embellish my photo I used the gold journal card from the Journaling Spots Pak, a floral die cut, sweet little flower puffy stickers and a word sticker.  The Be Your Beautiful Self Chipboard Tag from the Chipboard sheet became my title, I added a little Hello Puffy banner for a finishing touch!  I kept the photo cluster pretty simple to reflect the simple pretty background!

The dimension created by using 4,675 pop dots (kidding) is so pretty.  The watermelon background peeks out just enough to add sparkle and color!

Watch Over Me

Paige will ask us if there is anything we would like to see made into a cut file.  I put wings on the list!  I have been wanting to make a page with this idea for a while and Pick Me Up is the perfect collection to make use of the pretty Angel Wings (Design ID #237178) Paige designed!

I started out by typing out my journalling and then adding white paint to Paper 20. My typed journalling adds a soft layer! I decided to fussy cut my photo and by a happy accident it turned out to be a pale pink that matched Pick Me Up perfectly! I add the wings to the back of my photo and then adhered my “paper doll” Grandma to a painted tag. I cut flower shapes from Paper 16, Paper 23 white card stock and tracing paper. I layered those together and added bits from the Haberdashery Pak to the middles of the flowers and also scattered the pretty pink sequins around the page. Two cute little buttons from the Rub-On set finished off the tag!

 

I have been so excited to get the Pick Me Up Alphabet Stamp Set and I stamped out my title onto white card stock and added it under the tag. I used a sweet die cut from the Ephemera Die Cut Pak to pretty up my title!

 

I say this most every time, but I love how my page turned out.  My Grandma means everything to me and making this page about her, let me feel like we together for awhile!