happy 38

hello, happy friday (it´s the 13th – anyone scared or afraid?!)
i just wanted to share this fun layout i´ve made a few weeks ago. i turned 38 (yes, it´s true) and i am totall fine with that!
this layout was totally inspired by all of the mixed media and layered butterfly pages i´ve seen in the last weeks… Paige Evans and Missy Whidden… just to name two of them!


i used a cutfile from Paige Evans – Design ID #252982 – i just added more of them and made some of them a bit bigger… colored them with Vicki Boutins Watercolors and i also used some of Paige Evans patterned papers…


also tried my WRMK HappyJig tool for the first time, really like it!



there is a process video on my youtube channel, if you want to watch it – https://youtu.be/KhiU5EvHY2U

thanks for stopping by and happy weekend to all of you


Hello Sunshine – featuring Just Nick Cut Files | Vicki Boutin

Hi and hello, Jana here with you again. I have a fun new Layout for you today. Have you ever tried to catch a rainbow on a photo? I´ve tried it and I would say I always failed… it´s never that beautiful like on the sky… So, today I wanted to bring a rainbow on my Paper and for that I grabbed a CutFile from the JustNick Store and the Vicki Boutin Watercolors – one of my new favorites!


Look at this rainbow on my desk, I love the colors!
I picked a scalloped background CutFile (https://justnick.myshopify.com/products/scallop-background) from the JustNick Store and colored it like a rainbow… started with red and ended with dark blue. I wanted to layer the scallops more, wanted to add some machine stitching too and so I decided to cut them all apart and I really like how it looks


I wanted to have a rainbow on my paper so I grabbed the same colors and started to paint them on the white Foundation Paper. I also used some plastic to get some messy mixed colors. Some splatters and the background were done. BIG love!


Once everything was dry I started to arrange my scallop rainbow onto the rainbow on the background paper. But I did not placed color on color… I love how that looks! When I was satisfied with it I went to my sewing machine and stitched everything down. Because of the stitching I was able to curl up the scallops just a bit – for more dimensions!


I wanted to stay in the color scheme and so I started to look into the Vicki Boutin “All the Good Things” DieCuts and Frames Pack – but I only found a few things that hat the same colors and was matching the theme/feel of the Layout. So I needed to look deeper in the Collection and found the awesome butterfly patterned paper with aaaaallllll of the colors. I fussy cut a few of them out and arranged them with the other Elements on the stitched and layered scallop rainbow.


This page makes me really happy and came together pretty quick! Once I picked the CutFile and the colors for my rainbow… this took some time! But, look at the finished Layout; it reminds me of summer and fun! Can´t wait for it



I also have a process video for you to watch – https://youtu.be/qnqqwmQRzfU

A BIG thank you goes to Nicole from JustNick for offering us some free CutFiles to play with them, I really love them and can´t wait to use some more on my next projects!


Supply List:

Foundation Media Paper
All the Good Things 12×12 Paper Pad
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Self-Adhesive Finishing Embellishments
Cardstock Stickers – words

finally | vicki boutin

Hi and hello everyone, Jana here with you today. Sharing a new fun Layout for Vicki’s Mixed Media Makers! I used different techniques on this Project. Painting, kissing, splattering with self-made mist (acrylic color with water), used the Stencil Brush and the Art Crayons and stamping with cardboard – so much fun!

I started, as always, with a sheet of the 12×12 Foundation Paper. I had the plan to add a lot of water and Watercolors to it, and I know that this paper will handle all that without curling up or something like that. I sprayed water on the paper and added color to it, added water and color to a little plastic plate and let all of the color run/splatter onto the paper. I really love how this looks and the mixed blue is just awesome.


I had some great cardboard in my stash; it looks like a riffled one. I wanted to add another layer of color and texture. So I grabbed some Color Pop Acrylic Paint Set 2, a brayer (to get a thin layer of the color on a piece of plastic) and the piece of cardboard which I used as a stamp here. This looks so fun and worked perfectly. I also added some of my self-made mist.


I wanted more layers and so I decided to use the Art Crayons #2 Cool, a Stencil and the Stencil Brushes. This is one of my favorite techniques. You can´t go wrong or mess this up. Just scribble down some of the Art Crayon on a piece of plastic, grab the pigment/color with the brush and rub it through the stencil. Works best with small circular movements. The leftover Crayons were mixed with water and kissed on the paper too.


This is how my finished background looks and let me tell you, I really have a thing for blues and greens right now. I started with a 12×12 sheet but during the process of making this page I re-sized it to 9×12 – it is my favorite size!


I´ve scrapped a picture from my oldest son. We went to the orthodontist last week and they removed his upper braces. He was so happy about it and he has so beautiful teeth now and look at his smile. Because of the bright and busy background I only used a handful of elements. Most of them in black and white, mixed with some black tangled thread – love it!


I grabbed one of the Markers to add some journaling and I used some of the stamped lines for it. You can write over all of the paints with the Markers, so cool!


Because of all the colors and layers on the paper, the Cardstock Alpha Stickers didn´t want to hold, so I stitched them down with my sewing machine.


I also have a little process video for you to watch.



Supply List:
Foundation Media Paper
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers
Art Crayons #2 cool
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts
Color Pop Acrylic Paint Set 2
Stencil Brush Set