SUMMER LOVE | SUNKISSED | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends,

I’m on the blog today bringing you some fun Summer themed inspiration.  My layout today features the beautiful bright ‘Sunkissed’ collection and I’m documenting a photo of my daughter on the beach at a recent family holiday.  I was really keen to use the deep blue of the ‘Bright Side‘ pattern paper as my background for this one to draw out the blue in the ocean in my photo.  I’ve teamed it with some of the pretty florals in the collection for a super fun bright and happy page.

To begin the layout, I’ve created a frame for my background using the ‘Sunny Days‘ pattern paper to layer onto of the ‘Bright Side‘ paper.  I’ve also added a stitched border for extra detail.

Next, I’ve backed a cut file from CUT to YOU using the two ombre style pattern papers in the collection ‘Summer Lights‘ and ‘Good Vibrations’.  I’ve used the floral ‘Growing Wild‘ paper in the rainbow section of the cut file as well as the pink exclusive pattern paper that is in the A5 paper stack.  I’ve gone with the more subtle prints here because my background has stripes and I’m teaming it with the florals.

I’ve also used the ‘Good Vibrations’ pattern paper to create a photo mat and then raised my photo on foam for dimension.  I’ve centred the back cut file on the page and now it’s time to add the pretty embellishments.

Starting with some fussy cut florals from the ‘Growing Wild‘ pattern paper, I’ve layered these both under and on top of the cut file.  I’ve mixed these with die cut florals from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera Pack‘ for added layers and to build out the embellishment clusters.  I also pulled out the fun thongs die cut to add to my page.

Next up, I’ve added in some elements from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet‘ including the round element at the top of the page that says ‘Fun in the Sun’.  I’ve also included in my floral clusters some of the ‘Wooden Epoxy Buttons‘ and a cute pair of sunglasses from the ‘Puffy Sticker Sheet‘.

The tile for my page has come from the ‘Glitter Foam Title Stickers‘  I’ve combined the word ‘Summer’ and ‘Love’.  As I’ve applied them to my page, I have bent them slightly to allow them to follow along the line of the rainbow.  I’ve also added a couple of the sweet heart elements from this sheet to my clusters for an added little pop of sparkle.  These were really easy to position and I love the dimension this adds to the page.

I finished up the page by adding in a few small fussy cut florals from the ‘Growing Wild’ pattern paper.

I’ve also made a YouTube process video for today’s page which you can watch here.

Until next time,

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