Hello, crafty friends!
The weather is getting warmer in this part of the world, the sun is out, and I’ve started dreaming of vacation time and days at the beach. I wanted my page to capture all the summer vibes, with tropical elements and a myriad of colors.
As I often do, I stamped lots of images – I’d rather have more than I need and save the extra ones for future projects than having to set up all my inks and stamps again for only a few more images! The variety in the Totally Tropical Stamp Set is truly inspiring and allows for fun combinations and a natural, realistic look.
After stamping the outline of flowers and leaves with Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink, I filled them in with the following Crisp Dye Inks:
light pink flowers: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious
dark pink flowers: Pink Diamond, Razzleberry
yellow flowers: Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Peach Perfect
teal flowers: Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Galactic Stream
orange flowers: Pink Pearl, Heart Beat
leaves: Sweet Leaf, Forest Glades, Just Green
I used a cut file as my base just to add an extra layer between the background and all the other elements. I colored it lightly with Altenew Artist Markers in Blush before adhering it down.
I created three clusters around my photo alternating colors and type of flowers and leaves.
Next, I added my sentiments; one from the same Totally Tropical Stamp Set and the other from the Forever and Always Stamp Set. I also included two butterflies and the “love” acetate piece from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.
Black splatters around the main clusters finished the layout.
I hope you enjoyed this summer layout and its bright, happy, tropical vibes.
Until next time!