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Beautiful Moments | Wild At Heart | Missy Whidden

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here, and I’m sharing my first layout using the beautiful Wild At Heart collection.  This is such a gorgeous line…every single item included is stunning!  I couldn’t wait to dig in to some of the watercolor patterned papers.  This pink one is called Luscious, and the colors are so pretty.  I decided to create a large title across the middle, so I created the word “moments” in my Silhouette Studio using the Impact font.  I cut it and then backed it with white cardstock.  I smudged a lot of white gesso over areas of the page to prime it for some watercolors.  My product focus on this layout are the Chipboard Frames and Chipboard Stickers.  They both give such awesome dimension!

Here you can see the watercolor I added to the background.  I used some pinks, corals, blues and aquas on plastic packaging.  I also added a lot of ink splatters.  The gesso not only primes the paper so the paint doesn’t soak right into the paper, but it allows the paint to blend a lot better.  Once everything was dry, I machine stitched a little bit through and underneath the title.  I arranged one photo above the title and one below, and I embellished with lots of frames and chipboard.  You can see here the dimension all that chipboard creates.

I used one of the medium sized frames here under this photo.  There are no rules saying you have to use a frame to actually frame a photo.  I love using them like this and tucking die cuts under them, like this beautiful flower.

I decided to use two of the smallest frames and layer them together.  I printed some journaling out on vellum, cut it into strips and added it to the frames.  I layered in two small flower die cuts and a cute “happy” piece to bring in some of the darker blue.  Again, I love the dimension!

I added another frame up top under the other photo as well as another flower die cut.  I also added another chipboard piece under the photo.  I like how I overlapped my photos onto the title.  You can still clearly read what it says, but it’s not so perfectly straight.  I love mixing straight elements with crooked ones.

Here’s another angle of the small frames at the bottom.  And aren’t those chipboard hearts adorable?  I wish I had a whole pack of those!

Finally, here’s the addition to the title.  This big “beautiful” chipboard sticker.  I love the scripty font of it!  I knew I wanted to use it, so I made “moments” in block lettering to mix and match how it looked.  I added more chipboard hearts above it to finish it off.

I had such a great time putting this together.  This collection makes it easy to create something beautiful.  I have a process video if you’d like to check it out.  I hope you gain some inspiration from it!

Thanks so much for stopping in today, and have a great day!

By | 2017-03-10T05:00:31+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|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.

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  1. Rosemary Hanson 10/03/2017 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your techniques to make such a gorgeous page! I learned a few things here!

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