Hey there friends! I have fallen so behind on blogging and will be trying to catch up over the next couple weeks. I want to share a summer themed layout with you today before it gets too cold! HA! For this layout I used the FREE Cool in the Pool Cut File that you can download from The Cut Shoppe Blog.
I wanted to use the Cool in the Pool Cut File as a focal point on the layout so I cut it really large on white cardstock. I then used a Rubber Brayer and light blue acrylic paint to add just a hint of color. The white cardstock background felt too white when I placed the cut file onto the background. I went through numerous mixed media
disasters trials before settling on this light pink wash on the background.
Then came the embellishing! I used 6×6 Papers from the Fancy Pants Poolside Collection to back a majority of the open spots on the cut file. I then went through the Fancy Pants Poolside Die Cuts & embellished the layout! This collection just fits the photo so well! I’ve had this photo of my son & niece in my stash for so long! It was actually a photo my sister took & is my only copy! I’ve been holding onto it because I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to document it. This Poolside Collection couldn’t have been more perfect with the little boy & girl characters and all of the pool themed products!
I used my computer to type my journaling, cut it into skinny strips & added it in the center of one of the o’s. I thought at this point the layout was done, but the top & the bottom of the layout seemed bare. I cut a wavy strip from the white cardstock and added the Pooling Around Patterned Paper for an extra pop of color & then added stitching for more texture.
Even though fall is my favorite season, I’m a little sad that summer is coming to a close! I’m a seasonal scrapper & still have so many fun summery goodies to use. I don’t want to put them away quite yet! Be sure to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store for the cut files & digital collections! I’ll be back again soon with a new layout and hopefully a process video too!