Thursday, August 25, 2022


Guys, I can't get over how much I love summer!!! :) The sun, the colors, the heat, the good times, the laughter, the blue sky... YESSS! :) I loved creating this new colorful layout using the Seaside Summer collection with one of my latest beach photos.

For this layout, I wanted to use this cool striped patterned paper (Beach Blanket) as a background. I like using backgrounds like this and placing things on the different stripes. Here, I had the idea of placing cute little clouds on the stripes and decorating them with flower clusters. 

I started by cutting out the sun and adhering it to the bottom. Then I drew clouds, cut them out and placed them as I wanted them. I distressed the edges of the sun and clouds and also used my Distress Oxides on them to give everything more dimension and interest. 

I drew some lashes on the sun and gave it a nose and then I chose the flowers and leaves I wanted to use from the Bits & Pieces pack.  I cut away some of the white around all of the die-cut pieces and then placed them on my background. I cut more and more (always more... :), until I was happy with the way it looked. I adhered them using liquid glue, after giving them a bit of shape, by pressing my fingers in the middle of each flower and leaf. 

I wanted to give the sun, clouds and stripes on the background even more definition. So I used a pencil and drew thin scribbly lines next to the edges of each shape. 

Then I matted my photo, added it to my layout and also added a title. The title are word die-cuts from the Chit Chat pack. I cut off some white around those too. To finish, I added some stickers from the icon sticker sheet to the clusters, a toucan, a crab and a shell and I also added enamel dots and jewels. Some white sprinkles and... voilĂ , layout done!

I hope you like the idea and are inspired to use this cool striped paper. :)  Thanks for stopping by!


Seaside Summer Collection
Yellow cardstock
White cardstock


Acrylic pen (Montana Marker)

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