Hi everyone !!! I’m back today with a new layout for Paige Evans’ design team with her new « Bungalow Lane » collection and her exclusive « Leaf Background » cut file of the « 20 Days of Fall / Autumn Cut File . I first used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the pattern. I resized it to have small patterns and cut it four times to the 6×6 inch dimension. There will be two for the bottom of my page and two for the decoration. I start by re-cutting these patterns to remove the edge and to create a comma shape.
I then coat a white cardstock with clear Gesso to add inks and thus protect the cardstock. I take the pieces from Cut File and I will paste them directly on the page, in the center vertically. I place them one below the other. I then apply over clear Gesso with a large brush, making circular movements to distribute the Gesso well and to apply it everywhere.
I continue with the inks. I start by applying Lindy’s Magical « Jana’s Jade » ink all over the place without trying to do anything specific and I add Magical Lindy’s « Stormy Sky » ink that I apply in the center. I want the center to be very dark and I want to achieve a gradient of blue by forming a comma on each side of the photo.
For the photo, I add crumpled tracing paper under to bring texture and to blur the edges and thus make the photo stand out. I need a piece of dark blue patterned paper. I chose a dark blue paper from the 12×12 Paper Pad. I tear off one side and distress the edges before gluing it under the photo. I finally add a piece of cardboard underneath to add volume once the photo has been glued.
I then use the other two cuts that I cut to have small pieces that I could insert into the leaves. I add the same inks as for the background above to make a little reminder of the background and I cut out lots of leaves from the patterned papers on the 12×12 Paper Pad too.
I distresse the edges of all the leaves and add 3D foam underneath. I therefore arrange the leaves on either side of the photo by creating clusters of leaves and I insert the pieces of Cut File between the sheets. I then cut with my Big Shot branches with Mes Ptits Ciseaux die and leaves with Simply Graphic die and I tinted a few sheets with Lindy’s Magical « Canna Lily Burnt Orange » ink. I add these cutouts in my decoration. I place them to accentuate the comma movement I want to give this layout and I add stains on the leaves with a large brush and Gesso to bring light.
I then glue the photo and add a Thickers « Home sweet Home » from the collection on the photo and add two birds Epoxy stickers and a heart « XO » Puffy Thickers « Home Sweet Home ». I then add Jewels Essential by Pinkfresh Studio dark blue. And I finish this layout with splashes of Gesso diluted with a little water to bring light and to harmonize the whole!
Here are some more close-ups:
Hope this layout has inspired you in one way or another. I really had fun making it. This background is just gorgeous with this cut file and all of these leaves are perfect for a fall page! Be sure to watch my process video to see more details:
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful creative day!
See you soon…