Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Fancy Free Layouts


Today I want to share some of the layouts I’ve made recently featuring my Fancy Free collection with Pink Paislee – all with different techniques so read on to find out more!

1st Day by Paige Evans

1ST DAY by Paige Evans

My goal for this layout was to use as many different Fancy Free products as possible without going toooo overboard! My first love is patterned paper so I picked eight coordinating pieces and die cut concentric circles rings, then stitched them to the background. Then came the photo in the center followed by embellishing with buttons, chipboard, layered stickers, wood veneer, puffy stickers, and die cuts!

Grow Where You Are Planted by Paige Evans

YUM by Paige Evans

Every month I design cut files for Studio Calico including these detailed flowers and leaves. On this layout I die cut those flowers and leaves and then painted over them using colors pulled from Fancy Free. I enjoy fussy cutting so I spent some time cutting out paper flowers and added them to the layered mix. A sprinkling of embellishments paired with a photo and journaling and this layout was complete!

Love by Paige Evans (blog)

LOVE by Paige Evans

My latest fetish is hand stitching. I could stitch all the live-long day! I especially enjoy bringing stitching projects with me during long road trips to help pass the time. On this layout I stitched a big title/background element and switched the color of the thread every 10 stitches to help make it super colorful.

Vacation by Paige Evans

VACATION by Paige Evans

One of my favorite techniques is die cutting and backing the die cut with patterned paper – which is exactly what I did here! This VACATION cut file is from Kerri Bradford Studio and then I chose some fun papers from Fancy Free to back the letters – replacing one with a photo.

XO by Paige Evans copy 2

I LIKE YOUR SMILE by Paige Evans

Believe it or not, all of the patterns you see here came from a single sheet of patterned paper! It’s one of my favorites in Fancy Free because you get a lot of bang for your buck. 🙂 This is a layout I recently taught in classes in Germany and Italy – I try to emphasize that nothing needs to or should be perfect – the triangles aren’t glued on straight, the watercoloring isn’t perfect squares… we have so much other stuff to worry about that scrapbooking should be fun and stress free, so get messy and don’t worry about perfect angles!

Hope you’ve liked what you’ve seen and I will have more coming up in two weeks! Have a great day!

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