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Sunshine & Blue Skies | Morag Cutts

Hi there Magpies! It’s sunshine and blue skies at long last so this summery collection from Simple Stories is perfect for the moment.

I am having a little inky rainbow moment currently using Distress Oxides. They are so versatile and add a gorgeous splash of colour – perfect for a layout about a unicorn pool float called Jeffrey Simon.

I love the tone on tone look that is so popular currently.

3 of my favourite colours are Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers. For this layout I painted in the colour by watering down the ink.

I smooshed the ink onto my craft sheet and used a wet paint brush to lay down some colour, tilting the page to let it run a little. I also coloured my die cuts using the same ink.

There are really cute stickers on the sticker sheet including this perfect title. I mounted the letters onto foam tape and spaced them out for more impact – I love this little area on the layout.

Soak Up the Sun

In the next layout, I created a quadrant to make smaller canvasses.

In the bottom left hand corner, I used the same technique to paint on the background which I then stencilled in the same colour. By using different pressure some circles were lighter than others to give a real bokeh effect.

I added a few sequins to enhance the bokeh effect behind my little lemonade stand by layering up the stickers they will add more impact.

I stencilled the sun in Mustard Seed Distress Oxide. By building up the colour from the centre to the outside you’ll get a gradient effect. I love the contrast between the sunshine and the gorgeous stickers. The Palm trees are a little poetic license because we were in Dawlish Warren, Devon where it wasn’t really palm tree weather.

More stickers from the Cardstock Sticker sheet to finish off my photos. It’s great that there are Tabs and journal stickers to choose from.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that I have inspired you to scrap your summer photos too.

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