Hello, hello! Welcome everyone. It’s Anna here with a brand new page to share with you. I know that you poor Aussie people are just few days only until winter starts but we, on the top of the world, are just entering summer, which makes me soooo happy. It was time to pull out summer lines, including wonderful “Sunkissed” collection. I must admit, I am running a little low on some elements from it, but I still have plenty to make few more pages! I had a perfect photo in mind to scrapbook – beautiful sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Colors of the photo are very warm and water doesn’t seem blue anymore, more like grey with a purple tint. I wanted to scrapbook it with a very warm color palette choosing mix of yellow, orange, pink and red. Perfect color combo for any sunset!

I had a perfect paper in mind called “Summer lights”! I cut it into smaller rectangles and turned them into a bunch of tags using corner puncher and tag hole puncher. I wanted to create a frame around the page with them. My initial idea was that a background paper will be white to contrast better with saturated tags, but after I tried it, I decided it’s just too much difference. I reached for tried and true Distress Oxide inks in Mustard seed, Spiced marmalade, Ripe persimmon, Pink Raspberry and Candied apple colors and blended them into the strips of colors creating similar patter to the one I just cut into tags. Weird move, I know, but my mixed media background was still lighter than the printed paper and I could add some water splatters for more texture.

Next step was to glue down the tags on the edges of the paper arranging them in similar color pattern than the background. I only applied glue as a thin strip on the bottom of the tags so I was able to lift the top part, creating extra dimension. I could also tuck ephemera pieces behind them!

After all of the tags were in their designated spots, I trimmed down the excess part, that was peaking behind the edge of the background and I started creating a composition. First, glueing down the photo in the bottom right corner, surrounded with palm trees from Ephemera Pack and some flowers from Flower Pack.

Next I added a title. Thanks to the beautiful Glitter foam titles, I didn’t have to think much about it and I simply chose one of the phrases. Yellow color stands out nicely on red and pink background. I also added two cute glitter hearts that are added to the title stickers. Few flowers, hidden behind the tags and some sun and clouds on the top of the page and my composition was almost done!

Last step was to add few puffy stickers here and there (I had a hard time using them as I just want to hoard them forever) and word strip from 6*12 stickers sheet. Few white splatters were the perfect finishing touches. And voila! Page is done. I love the warm colors of it.

That is all for today! Thank you so much for spending this time with me. I hope you like my project and it inspired you to make your own background. You can choose any theme with this kind of design!

See you in two weeks <3

XO Anna

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