I used the new Fresh Squeezed cut file for my layout, and I couldn't love it more!
I was in a stash-busting mood, so I pulled out the Crate Paper The Pier and Poolside collections. This is a photo of me and my husband in St. Maarten back in December. We were walking around Phillipsburg after lunch and stopped in at a gelato place. In the back they had this awesome little lounge area, so we sat, relaxed and took selfies :)
I used various papers from both collections to back these circles. I love all the fun and light colors. I was inspired by the bright blue and soft yellow in the photo. I worked in some wood grain as well. I used white gesso and Shimmerz sprays on the background to create messy blue/green watercolor effects behind the cut file. I used a ton of chipboard on this page...something I rarely do.
I have a few retro Summer flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons that matched perfectly with this page, so I had to use them. I love how these two collections work so well together. And I love using so many patterns like this on one layout.
I used a chipboard frame under my photo & paper layers and also a chipboard flower cluster. I have a ton of dimension going on here! I added pop dots behind the title and used some tiny Studio Calico wood veneer alphas to complete the title.
These tiny wood veneers are a challenge to get glued down because they're so small! But I got it done :) I used a Crate Paper jounaling sticker down here at the bottom to write about the photo.
It's Chipboardpalooza here...haha! Ice cream comes and word pieces...and I love how they all look together. Since we had just eaten gelato, these cones were perfect to use. I've had them for years and haven't had a use for them until now. That is a perk of hoarding...haha! There's another flair button as well. I added dark blue thread under the cones to give them some separation from the busy background. Without it, they sort of blended in. The thread helps them stand out a bit more.
Here's one more look at the background work and the chipboard layering.
Here's my process video if you'd like to see how this layout came together. I hope you get some fun ideas from it!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Sunday. And thank you for being so awesome during my time here at The Cut Shoppe. I will miss you all.