Hello CVS friends!

It’s Mandy here on the blog today to share a new layout using the gorgeous Sunkissed collection. I was in the mood to create something bright, colourful and happy, so what better collection to use than Sunkissed! I chose to document a couple of photos of my youngest daughter enjoying the waterslide on a holiday that we took earlier this year. I love the way that the colours in these beautiful papers and embellishments complement those in the photos!

I started my layout off by trimming down a sheet of white cardstock to 8 inches wide, and adhering it to the Good Vibrations patterned paper. To add some further detail and interest, I used a border punch on two strips of the the blue Bright Side paper, and tucked the strips under each side of the white cardstock. I also added some machine stitching along the two sides of the white cardstock, as I love the texture that stitching gives to a page.

Next I matted my photos using the reverse side of the Summer Lights paper and adhered them towards the bottom half of the page. I used craft foam to adhere the photo on the right to give it some added dimension.

If you know me, you know that I love to include lots of florals on my layouts, so of course I couldn’t resist fussy cutting some of the beautiful floral clusters from the Growing Wild patterned paper to use on my layout. I added one at the bottom of the page, to fill in the corner where the two photos meet. I also added one of the cute Wood Epoxy Buttons to the centre of one of the flowers.

I created another little embellishment cluster above the photo on the right using a cloud die cut and another fussy cut floral cluster.

For my title I couldn’t go past using one of the gorgeous Glitter Foam Title Stickers! I combined the word ‘happy’ with the little word sticker that says ‘holiday memories’ to complete my title.

I wanted to create one more embellishment cluster on the layout in order to complete the visual triangle. I added this one at the top of the page above the title. You’ll notice that I’ve positioned the clusters in such a way that the photos are within the visual triangle, and this helps to direct the viewer’s eye to the photos. I’ve also positioned them so that when your eye follows them down the page, they mimic the curve of the waterslide in the photos. In this cluster at the top of the page, I’ve again included some fussy cut florals, along with a few Die Cuts and another Wood Epoxy Button.

To finish off the layout, I sprinkled around some of the tiny little hearts from the Puffy Sticker pack, as well as the gold glitter foam hearts, and a couple more little word Stickers.

I hope that my layout brought you a little sunshine today, and maybe you’ve been inspired to create a bright summery layout with the Sunkissed collection as well! I’ll be back later in the month to share some more inspiration with you, so until then, happy scrapping!

Mandy x

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