Friday, May 29, 2015

A few Jillibean Soup projects

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here.  Earlier this month, I had the honor of Guest Designing for Jillibean Soup.  I created two layouts and two cards using the Summer Red Raspberry Soup and Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup collections.  Check them both out in the store!

For my first layout, I started by using a square punch to create a grid design full of patterned paper squares from the Summer Red Raspberry collection.  I adhered them and stitched them down with my Brother.  Next, I came in with a little bit of gesso and watercolors to add a bit of messiness behind my photo.  I used a few pieces of patterned papers to layer behind my photo and then embellished around it with wood veneer, stickers and die cuts.

Here you can see how some of the squares aren't lying flat...that's because I added the watercolor there.  I like how it does adds a bit more dimension.  I added in some tangled thread in between my layers here.

I love using my Cameo to create part of my titles, and so I cut the word "joy."  I used some of the Mini Alphas in the collection as well.

Here's one more look at the stitching and the watercolor.

Here's one of the cards I created.  I'm not the greatest card maker, so I just approached this like I would a layout without a photo.  I used the triangle placemat as a stencil and blended some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over it.  I hand cut the wonky circles from patterned paper and then punched the large center one.  I used some white gesso to blend out some of the color right behind my die cut title.  Some thread finished it off.  I used the Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup collection for this.

I used the Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup collection to create this next page.  The background paper is from the Soup Staples III line.  There are a lot of umbrellas and rain elements in this line, and these pictures of me and my friend Jennifer getting caught in the rain at Universal Studios were perfect.  We wound up getting caught in a huge downpour right in the middle of the Harry Potter part of the park, so we found ice cream to take away the blues...haha!

I started with a triangle stencil and some gelatos.  I also added in some watercolors and inks.  I wanted to add in some yellow and teal into my background, so the watercolors and inks are perfect for that.  I added several patterned papers behind my photos and then added some machine stitching.  I decided to use the die cut "I've got Sunshine on a cloudy day" as part of my title....and then added in "also known as ice cream" because we all know that ice cream IS sunshine...haha!

I used some of coordinating stamps throughout the page.  I also threw in some tangled thread.  I cut "ice cream" on my Cameo and used some {} Thickers from my stash.  Here you can also see the mixed media pretty well.  I love the splotches!

Here's a look at the top right.  That today stamp is part of the collection.  I love the pops of yellow here.

I used one of the tab stickers here on the side.  I love how these triangles turned out.  I like that they sort of have an edge to them, yet they still look kind of faded and messy.

One more close up of the title area.  Pop dots sure make a huge difference, don't they?  I love all the dimension here.

Here's the second card I created.  I love how it turned out!  I used a sunburst stencil and some Distress Ink in Mustard Seed.  I just blended it with my small blending tool.  Then I added a little bit of blue watercolor and let it dry.  Then I just added in a few stickers and some tangled thread.  I colored the wood veneer flower yellow and glued it down.  I did add pop dots under the sentiment.

Thank you so much for your visit today!  I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Missy :)


  1. I love the square design of the background on your first page! Beautiful work as always!

  2. Love all the pretty colors in these collections!!