//These Are Good Times | Make a Wish | Missy Whidden

These Are Good Times | Make a Wish | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I can’t get enough of bright and Springy layouts!  I used the beautiful Make a Wish collection for this page with the exception of the background paper, which is from the Love Always collection.  I wanted to make a page that just screamed “Spring!” so I used one of the exclusive Cocoa Vanilla cut files and enlarged it quite a bit.  I cut the leafy sprig on white cardstock and painted it green.  I wanted lots of pretty flowers scattered all around it, and I think it turned out really beautiful.  I added some white gesso to my background paper and then used lots of blue, yellow and orange spray inks and gelatos to create the messy watercolor effect.  I embellished with lots of fussy cut flowers from the Fresh Cut paper as well as some die cut and vellum ones from the Die Cut Ephemera Pack.

I love how the pretty green looks with all the pinks and yellow flowers.  I love mixing and matching fussy cut pieces with die cut pieces.  I layered the flowers under and over the big leaf and added some tangled thread in the mix as well.  I rand the big leaf through my sewing machine for some added texture and interest.  I also added a chipboard arrow over on the side and a flair button under the photo.

I went simple with my title and used one of the cardstock stickers.  It said exactly what I was thinking!  I created sort of a background title by fussy cutting LOVE from the Loot Bag paper.  I added my journaling right underneath it.  I did add some foam under the sticker to give it some dimension.

More gorgeous flowers here!  I wanted them to come bursting out from behind my photo.  I think the match the photo so well, and I love how all the layers look.  I gave my photo some depth by adding foam under it as well as some paper, yellow cardstock from my stash and a label sticker up top.

I just love the vellum flowers and leaves…look how pretty this one is!  You can kind of see through it but it still has such gorgeous color.  I wish I had a whole set of those!

Here’s one more close up of the stitching detail.  This would also look great with hand stitching.  As a final touch, I added in a few cardstock stickers with sentiments and words on them.

This was so much fun to make!  The cut file gave me a great starting point to work with.  I highly recommend starting with a cut file and let the rest of the design fall into place.  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.  I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

By | 2017-04-24T05:18:21+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Chit Chat|1 Comment

About the Author:

Missy hails from Central Florida in the United States, where she has lived her entire life. She has been married to husband Marshall for over 16 years, although they have been together for 22. They have two sweet little girls, Reese (10) and Paige (7). Both girls are autistic and nonverbal so life is never boring. Missy says "they have taught us so much and they are very happy children. They are the light of our lives and they make us laugh constantly". When Missy is not scrapping, she's a fitness instructor. She teaches six classes a week. Before having children, she taught high school English. She says she has always been interested in art and playing with paper and stickers, and began scrapbooking just before Reese was born in 2006. She was hooked instantly! Missy's style has changed quite a bit. Back when she started she used paper, stickers, and deco scissors. Over the years she discovered die cutting tools and mixed media products. Currently she loves to use watercolours, her Cameo, and her sewing machine on most of her projects; and she usually scraps photos of her children or family. She describes scrapbooking as her calming therapy that helps her to relax. "I try and do something scrappy related every day, and I just love it dearly." When she isn't creating, Missy also loves reading and catching up on her favourite TV shows.

One Comment

  1. Eva 24/04/2017 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Missy, I love your process videos, they are perfect to learn mixed media and go away trying it!!! I have a little question for you, could you please tell me what kind of white gesso do you use in your LOs?
    Thank you in advanced and please keep sharing your process videos with us 🙂

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