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!