Hello scrappy friends! It’s Emma on the blog today to share a fun summer layout using Endless Summer and the free cut files! We’re in the middle of winter over here (in Australia) so I’m looking for any excuse to scrap photo’s that remind me of warmer days so the freebie cut-files were perfect! I adore the soft colours used throughout the Endless Summer collection – it’s a perfect match for creating pages about summer.
I broke with tradition and went with a patterned paper background! Bit of a shock I know 😉 I’ve a habit of always using white cardstock but I’m trying to mix things up a little by using my patterned paper more. I love the colour of this paper (Coastal Chill) and added a bit of vellum (from my stash) on top to soften it a little more. For my cut files though I went back to my beloved white and I used the wave pattern plus the word “summer”.
I couldn’t decide which photo’s to use so I ended up going with three! Only one of them is in colour though because the other two are a little blurry (2 year old + jumping around in the pool while using an old phone camera does not produce the best photos…) but by turning them black & white it’s not quite as noticeable. I layered the photo’s in a off-centre grid type layout and used one of the die-cut pieces to balance things out.
I cut 3 wave files at the same size and stuck them together using foam tape in between each layer to create a bit of dimension (staggered the positioning so you can see each of the layers..it’s meant to look a little bit like waves moving back and forth, not sure it worked…but you know…I tried, ha!).
I typed my journaling on the computer again (using typewriter font) then cut out one of the 3×4 cards from This & That paper and used it to anchor my journaling section at the bottom of my page. Once the base was set I got to add all those fun little pieces. I love, love, LOVE the woodies (in every CVS collection!) so I made sure I included a few of those.
I added a pop of pink at the bottom (heart woodie) then had to balance the contrasting colour around the rest of the page by using the flamingo (because why not? I mean it’s so cute!) and arrow die-cut (I’ve that habit of doing things in groups of 3).
Super happy how this one turned out – I think it’s got that perfect summer vibe! And I’m just a little chuffed with myself for creating a page without a white cardstock background! 😉
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Take care, Em xo