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Sunny Days

In the absence of a British summer , I felt the need to inject some sunshine into my pages . So what better choice than the Sunny Days collection from Elle’s Studio. If we can’t have the real thing then let’s make our pages shine instead !

Having said that I chose this photo for my first layout because of the absence of sunshine ! We’d gone to the beach in search of the sun but it was a pretty overcast day. No problem, just add some vibrant yellow and orange and we can pretend instead !

 

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The background is splattered with a combination of paint powders and a variety of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Spritz sprays. There’s a perfect mini set of yellow hues called Creamsicle which is guaranteed to brighten up any layout.

 

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In between these sunshine bursts , I’ve stamped some simple phrases using Elle’s Studio – The Story Of Clear Stamp Set using black ink for some and white embossing powder in white for others , outlined with an American Crafts Precision pen in black.  This is such a versatile stamp set and one I know I’ll be returning to again and again. Have a look too at the Jillibeans Soup Printed Wood Wordfetti –  there are 100 words to choose from – very good value .  The Soak up the Sun patterned paper provided lots of sunny phrases to cut into strips and the Bits & Pieces Die Cuts pack provided plenty of elements and phrases to layer up. A sprinkling of sequins brings a bit of a shine to the final look.

 

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I loved this bold striped paper from the collection called Adventures . It seemed a shame to hack into it so I kept it intact and just cut the title into into, backed with gold glitter card stock.

 

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In keeping with the simple graphic style I simply added a few of the puffy stickers from the Sunny Days collection  – plenty to choose from and by the time I’d finished all 3 layouts , I’d used the whole pack – love it when that happens !

 

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There’s also a great die cuts pack in the Sunny Days collection – perfect for creating clusters.

 

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Last up , I dug deep into my old collection of photos ( pre digital – showing my age ) . I knew I had the perfect picture to use those sweet little ice lolly puffy stickers. Eventually I found it and it just fits the bill perfectly.

 

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Youngest son used to call those rainbow ices ‘dripping down lollys’  ( love the way children just say what they see ! ) so I splattered a few more of the Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Spritz colours beneath that phrase as if it was dripping down too !

 

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Wishing you plenty of sunshine !

 

 

Supplies can all be found in the shop here.

 

 

CLAIRE

5 Comments

  1. SandraB

    Clever you – that’s the most sunshine I’ve seen this summer!! Loving the bright and cheery feel to these layouts. I’m so addicted to puffy stickers at the moment. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  2. Jo

    I am loving your clustering on the first layout! Three totally different layouts from one main collection, that’s awesome!

  3. Julie

    fab layouts Claire, love the background on the first layout with the mist & paint powders & how you’ve stamped & embossed the letters

  4. Rachel Millington

    That first LO is so lush! You’re so right, we need some colour in our lives, this grey weather is so depressing. You’re LO’s are so bright and cheerful, I LOVE it! xXx

  5. Jackie

    WOW! Claire what a lovely set of layouts,especially love the one with the sun glasses.