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Make It Yours Monday~Summer Joy

Hello Scrappy friends and welcome MISSY WHIDDEN week here at Spiegelmom Scraps!! I had such a hard time finding a layout I wanted to replicate, there all so beautiful!! BUT, I was finally drawn the fun summery feel of this one, partially due the photo that was sitting on my desk! 

To begin my layout, I started with a piece of white American Crafts cardstock, available in the shop. I took out my Shimmerz mists in Jeni B Bleu Vibez, Cotton Candy Spritz, Pretty in Pink Coloringz, and Spritz in Chic-a-dee and used them all to do the packaging technique across the center section of my page. To minimize the colors from mixing, I allowed them to dry in between colors. For some added texture and interest, I also used some bubble wrap to put some of the colors down! Look around your space for unique ways to bring texture to your layout!!!

While the backgrounds were drying, I worked on my photo layers. I made sure to bring in some pattern papers with colors used in the background for added pops of color, and in true Missy style, some white tissue paper was my back layer!

My next area of focus was my die cut flowers. To bring them to life, I used Pink Stilettos Coloringz to give them a base color and then, brought in some Pinkadelic Acritonez and Pucker up Pink Dazzlerz to give the centers some detail and attention. For the flower stamens, I misted them several times with the Chick-a-dee Spritz to build up a pretty yellow center. The tropical leaves were given there color by first spraying them with Bamboo leaf Spritz and then, some texture with Leafy Greens Dazzlerz.

When the background was completely dry, I first adhered my photo, slightly off center and with a whimsical tilt to it. Also channeling Missy, added some tangled thread in the top left corner!! I arranged and adhered the flowers and leaves and then added my title “Summer Joy” ( my little Mia’s middle name is Joy, so it was kinda cool to work it in!!) just to the bottom left of the photo. I could not finish this layout without some splatters using all the mists I had already used in this layout AND some fabulous SpiegelMom Scraps sequins!!!! The Sweet Summer Vibez mix was the PERFECT mix to compliment this page!!! It had the greens, the pinks, the yellows. OMGosh, I just LOOOVE this mix!!! Just a little bit of journaling to the bottom right corner of the page and matting the whole layout on a piece of pink patterned paper and I was DONE. I have to say, I was a bit intimidated at first to do such a detailed Missy Whidden layout, but I am SO SOOOO happy with how this turned out!!!! And, I hope you enjoyed the process with me! 

If you would like any of the Shimmerz products or that gorgeous sequin mix, check out the Spiegelmom Scraps shop. When ordering, dont forget…


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