Happy Saturday, friends! Missy here, and I’m sharing a new Summer layout today. We’ve been focusing on seasons lately, and my favorite is Summer. I love the bright and bold colors, and sunny photos are my favorite to create with. I pulled out the Hello Sunshine collection to scrap this picture of me and my husband in Aruba last year. I love the neutrals and yellow tones in it, so I wanted to pull those colors into my background. I started with the Sunny Spot paper as my background, and I coated a big chunk of it with white gesso to prepare it for some watercolor. I used some Shimmerz Paints in golden yellow and blue shades. I also used some Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I love using sun rays on Summer pages, so I used a piece of the Solar Flare paper and cut the white parts out. I used that as a layering piece behind my photo and used gold thread to stitch through each ray for added shine and texture. I embellished with lots of goodies from the collection including flowers, die cut ephemera, wood buttons and stickers.
I used the packaging technique on the background, and I also sprayed directly on to the paper. I wanted to incorporate flowers into the design because they just remind me of everything tropical. I combined a big floral die with with a dimensional flower here as well as a wood button and some puffy stickers.
I wanted to go big with my title. I created the word “island” in my Silhouette software using the Bromello font and cut it on white cardstock. I used the blue Shimmerz to paint it. I love how it curls up on the ends of the letters…such great dimension! I hand cut the word “vibes” from various papers and tucked them under the bigger piece. I added a few lines of journaling under that and stamped the date.
This blue is so pretty! It really compliments all the other colors in this collection. Again, the dimension here looks so cool.
To the right of the photo, I added in another flower as well as a few fussy cut flowers and a leaf from the Full Bloom paper. I wanted a pop of orange, so I added the wood button.
I love how these stickers look here. I used a sticker from the Accessory Sheet and another puffy sticker. I added a frame from the Die Cut Ephemera pack under my photo as well as some tissue paper and adhesive foam.
I created a fun cluster at the bottom here with a big circle die cut, another die cut flower another dimensional flower and another wood button. I love repeating things in various clusters around the page.
I hope this inspires you to create a page about your favorite season. I really loved this challenge, and I am very happy with how it turned out. I have a video if you’d like to see how I created this page from start to finish.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic weekend!