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Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share using the gorgeous Bohemian Dream collection.  I can’t resist using all the beautiful florals, so I went with a floral theme.  I cut a fun flower cut file on white cardstock and used a lot of the Beautiful Mess paper and 6×6 Paper Pad to back it.  I just wanted a bold and colorful bloom of flowers coming off the page.  I used the Flower Child striped paper as my background and coated a big portion of it with white acrylic paint and white gesso to blend out some of the stripes.  I used lots of watercolors on top of that to create a nice artsy background.  I wanted it to peek out around the flowers and in between the gaps.  I tucked my photo underneath a flower and layered some die cuts and stickers around it.

I decided to add a bit of hand stitching to the centers of most of the flowers.  I love the added texture this gives.  I went through the Die Cut Ephemera and added a few flowers and leaves around the page.  I raised the cut file off the page by adding some adhesive foam under it.

Here I tucked in a Flair Button and some soft pink thread.  Under the photo I added an Accessory Sticker and Chipboard Accent Sticker.  There are so many bits and pieces in this collection!

I went simple with the title and used one of the white Chipboard Title Stickers.  I left it white since there were so many colors surrounding it.  It stands out against them.  I added a few more die cut flowers and a chipboard butterfly.

I seriously can’t get over how pretty these colors are.  It’s hard to narrow down a color scheme because I just want to use them ALL!  So I do…haha!

Here’s one last close-up of the top area of the photo.  I cut a few die cut label pieces in half and used them as layers and used a few of the Accessory Stickers.  I also used one of the Clear Stamps above the photo.

I hope this inspires you in some way.  This collection is so pretty, and despite all these colors, you can narrow it down and do fewer colors.  I’ve seen other DT layouts using just blues or just purples.  I just can’t help myself from using them all!  Be sure to check out my process video if you’d like to see how I made this.

Thanks for stopping by!

By | 2017-11-10T07:00:35+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

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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