Hi Creative friends, I’m back on the blog today with a new share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio and today, I’m playing along with their Throwback Thursday challenge. For this page, I was really inspired to use my stash of ‘Endless Summer‘. This collection is a few years old now but it’s still one of my absolute favourites, I love the warm tones of this line and as you’d expect it’s perfect to use for Summer adventures. This photo was also taken a few years back now on a family cruising holiday.

I started my page by working on the background first layering up the ‘Blue Skies’, ‘Sweet Treats’ and ‘Sunbleached’ pattern papers. To create the Sunshine rays, I’ve used a cut file from CUT to YOU called ‘Sunshine Background‘ and added stitching for a really sweet detail.

For my title, I’m working with another cut file, this one called ‘Lazy Summer Days‘ which I have backed with the ‘Blue Skies’ pattern paper and mounted on some foam for dimension.

I’ve kept things pretty simple with my photo for this one, no photo mat, just some of my signature stitching around the edge. It ties in nicely with the stitching in the sun rays. I’ve made sure to position my photo and large title first working on a design that flows with the rays of the sunshine in my background.

I’ve added lots of pretty embellishments to this page, there were so many wonderful goodies included in the collection, some still available online. I’ve used the ‘Puffy Stickers‘, ‘Accessory Stickers‘, Flair, Wood Veneer and Woodies.

To round out my title, I’ve taken a few elements from the ‘Ephemera Pack’ such as the cute banner pieces that say ‘Capture This’ and ‘Here’s the Story’. They are all in that lovely warm peach tone so fit perfectly. You can also see here the ‘Wood Veneer’ pieces and the enamel ‘Woodies’. I really just kept playing with the position of everything, adding bits and pieces until I was happy with the layout.

I’ve also created a YouTube video of my process which you can see here. Be sure to subscribe to my channel if you enjoy the video and it inspires you in some way 🙂

Thanks for popping by the blog today, I’d love to know, do you have some ‘Endless Summer’ collection in your stash? Why not pull it out and have a little stash bust creative time. I hope my layout has inspired you to get creating.

Until next time,

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