Friday, September 19, 2014

Silly Face Girl Layout by Tonya Gibbs

   I wanted to create a layout that was as bold and bubbly as the child in the photograph.  When brainstorming for this layout, I kept thinking about carnival and festival colors. Rich  and vibrant tones with lots of texture.  I am so loving bright colors these days.  But this was reaching, WAY outside  my comfort zone! 

In today's layout share I'm going to use these three AMAZING dies from Die-Namites.  In my opinion, all of these dies are MUST haves. I use them in nearly every project! 

I cut the Five Petal Flowers Die from a Pre-Gessoed Cardstock and then painted the flowers only with Bubble Gum Gelatos® Double Scoops® from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. Once the flowers were dry I trimmed away the negative pieces.   Then I cut a second die cut from green cardstock that was sprayed with Gold shimmer.  The Pink flower cutouts were paper pieced on top of the green die cut.  This gives you neatly colored flowers.

For the Large Ivy Die I used a combo of the Lemon and Metallic Mint Gelatos® Double Scoops® from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. After they were dry, I traced around the die shape to give my leaves more presence on the layout! 

The Spring Doily Die was cut from gold cardstock and used to frame out my photo! 

Here is a process video of me creating this layout. 

I love these bright colors and think they really portray the personality of my Niece.
She is always so bright and cheerful!
Tell me in the comments below, which dies are your favorites
and on the must have list!

Thanks for stopping in today, 

Tonya Gibbs


  1. Gorgeous mixed media work!!! LOve so much

  2. Love the colors! I saw you use this leaf die before and fell in love with it. Just saying.....I know own it! :) Great job Tonya

  3. That pic is just priceless, what a great layout, the detail is just stunning. love the brightness!

  4. Very cool - love the black and white banners with the bright colors!

  5. WOW Tonya....such wonderful BRIGHT AND CHEERY colors that just make the photos just POP!!

  6. Tonya, this is one of my favorite layouts of yours. The colors are so fun and those banners just pop of the page. It screams happy! I love it!! Thanks for always sharing your awesome talent :)

  7. Now Tonya you are FABULOUS love love your layout!

  8. Tonya! - This layout is gorgeous!! So much love put into it!