Here's the layout I created. I cut the Zig-Zagged design on white cardstock and backed with some of the Snapshots papers. I left some of the spots white and then added some white gesso over a lot of the page. I used some Shimmerz and a blue gelato to get that pretty blue watercolor look. I added ink splatters in pink, orange and black, and I machine stitched through all the chevrons.
I love the texture that cut files give, and they look great with mixed media over them. I cut the word "happy" on blue cardstock and paired it up with some Elle's Studio black alphas. I pulled in some stickers from my stash. These are from Me & My Big Ideas, American Crafts Amy Tan Rise & Shine and Heidi Swapp.
I fussy cut several die cuts and ephemera pieces from the collection here and added a flair button and some tangled thread. I love all of these colors together...so prettu!
Here are more of the die cuts and ephemera. I printed mine pretty small, but they can be printed larger to fill the entire 8.5x11 page.
Here's one more look at the cut file...I think using patterned paper to back a die cut plus adding mixed media may be my most favorite thing ever!
Here's my process video if you'd like to see how this layout came together. I hope you enjoy and gain some inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!