Create a Whimsical Layout with Lucile

Hello crafty friends, it’s Lucile! Today, I’m here to show you a new layout. When I begun, I knew exactly how I wanted this layout to turn out. I wanted it to be very colorful and childlike, because I had some funny photos to use. I ended up using the magnificent Never Grow Up collection by Shimelle. This layout was so much fun to create.

For the background, I used the cardstock that had a lined paper pattern to add a childish vibe to my layout. However, it was too plain for what I had in mind so I got creative with my watercolors. I am by no means a professional watercolor, but I do have fun mixing colors. It added such a fun and colorful background. First I added blue tones, then pink, then orange. I waited for each color to dry before I added the next. 

Once the paint was completely dry,  I took out my die cuts, stickers, and other embellishments from the collection. I created lines of flowers, leaves, animals, and you name it! I stuck the animals with 3D backs to add volume to my page.

I also added a journaling die cut to the page. I finished by pasting holographic sequins to add shine to my layout.

Some of you might know how much I love butterflies! Of course I added a few to my layout to link the stripes. 

I started by folding them in half. Next, I took my white thread and my needle and sewed down the middle of the butterfly. I had fun creating loops and I sewed my butterfly at the same time.

This last step also adds a lot of volume to my layout, I love the effect.

I hope that this layout made with the Never Grow Up collection by Shimelle and my watercolor palette will have pleased you! I can’t wait to see your creations! See you soon!

– Never Grow Up collection by Shimelle : Stickers – Layered – Floral (ac-356186), Embellishments Mini with Foil Accents (ac-356190), Floral Ephemera (ac-356183), Stickers – Accent and Phrase with Foil Accents (ac-356181), Paper – Enchanted Sky (ac-356169), Ephemera (ac-356182)

– American Crafts – Art Supply Basics Collection: Professional Watercolor Cake Tray Set – 37 Pieces (ac-356055), Paint Brushes – Watercolor Paint – Natural Bristles – 11 Pieces (ac-354839)