The long, lazy days of summer are some of my favorites . . . sleeping in, relaxing on the back porch, swimming . . . I love it all! Of course, the new Sunkissed collection is just what I needed to begin recording my family’s summer memories.
The bright colors in this collection are perfect for all of the photos I’ve taken of the kids and their friends swimming in the pool, such as this picture of my youngest daughter. While the photo quality isn’t the best, it’s still an awesome shot of her completely submerged in the water.
Rather than my usual white cardstock background, I opted for pink and yellow patterned papers on this project. To create the sunburst, I used paper from the collection as well as Color Vibe textured cardstock in Sunshine (seemed fitting) with the Simple Stories Sun Card (#61845) cut file. After placing the sunbursts on the pink patterned paper, I machine stitched around the edges of the main sunburst and down the middle of each of the remaining pieces.
I really love the whimsical feel of this collection and decided to go to town with the embellishments. First, I used the puffy stickers to fill the middle of the sun and used all of the elements that remind me of summers at our house.
To break up some of the blue on the photo, I used the Sunshine Stencil and added molding paste to the bottom-right corner. Once the paste was dry, I added the foam sticker sentiment and sunglasses included with the decorative brads.
Keeping with the shape of the sunburst, I added the large foam sticker “Summer Days” and “Good Vibes” phrases along with a few sentiments. Since the photo is pretty self-explanatory, I decided not to add journaling. Instead, I opted to record the year in the bottom corner with number stickers from the Sticker Book.
As a finishing touch, I added enamel dots throughout the project to give more color and dimension and break up the yellow a bit.
This layout has me ready for summer and I am excited to capture more memories with the Sunkissed collection! Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you’ve been inspired to create!!