It's all about summer this week! It's the perfect time to chill & relax by the beach or just get soak in the pool. In Malaysia, it is "summer" all year long - rain & shine all year long. Isn't that perfect? *wink*
Today, I'm back with a layout of my daughter's first experience with the beach. She was just a little one-year-old toddler trying to figure out the beach. She absolutely loved the sand & truly enjoyed playing with her beach apparatus. I always believed in letting children explore as they grow, that way they will learn faster! And with all the photos we captured, it would be great to scrap them for keepsake as well :)
To begin, I painted the AC cardstock with gesso by using a recycled gift-card. Once that is all dried, I diluted the blue paint with lots of water so that it will be subtle and the blue wouldn't scream for attention. I wanted the blue paint to represent the "sea". By applying gesso, it will also create some kind of resist to the diluted blue paint. I absolutely love the effect.
Next what I did was to position the photos in the middle and begun to adhere embellishments all around the photos. I found a lot of summer related embellishments in the Bloom collection which I absolutely adored! Perfect colours with the photos as well.
Once I'm done with all the placement of the embellishments, I completed my layout with some splatters of the blue paint and a short journaling.
Supplies: Maggie Holmes Bloom Paper - 'Moments' (680405), Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Stickers (680431), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers Gold Foam (680432), Maggie Holmes Bloom Cardstock Stickers (680435), Maggie Holmes Bloom Standouts (680441), Maggie Holmes Bloom Clear Stickers (680443)
I hope you will have a wonderful time this summer and take lots of photos! Happy Summer!