Sue Plumb here today to share another layout using the Endless Summer collection with you. This page features a recent photo of one of my sons that was taken as we enjoyed a BBQ by the beach on a Sunday afternoon. (Don’t you love those lazy Sundays?)
I started with the super cute Blue Skies paper as my base, which I used to create a frame by adhering a smaller square of white cardstock on top of it. I then added some watercolour paint, as well as some subtle stamping, where I knew the main focal area of my layout was going to be.
Next, I added a piece of the Coastal Chill paper, which I simply tore into a rough water drop shape (we were at the beach), rather than using a straight edge or geometric shape. I also cut some of the Aloha Sunshine paper as a mat for my photo, which I layered with a paper doily and then placed on top. I then fussy cut a few flowers from the Aloha Sunshine paper, which I tucked in under some of the edges of my torn piece. (There is always room for a few flowers on a boy layout!)
I really wanted to convey the theme of my page (and the memory) with my title, so I chose to use a longer, descriptive title. I used a mixture of tiny alphas (from a previous collection), ephemera pieces, alpha stickers, a word from the This & That cut apart paper and a puffy sticker to form “gotta love awesome lazy sundays”.
To embellish my layout, I used a mixture of ephemera pieces, several woodies, and puffy stickers. I layered the elements using foam tape and by placing them on top of each other to provide extra dimension. I used a mix of warm and cool tones in my embellishments, to echo the presence of the both the warm and cool tones in my photo. (You can see how I clustered the warm and cool mostly together though, to help maintain visual balance.) I also added some white cotton thread for subtle texture.
Thanks for stopping by today. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year! See you in 2017! X
*Don’t forget the 2017 design team call is now open, you can find all the details HERE*