I wanted to feature photos that gave a flavor of the fun time had as a family, even though it was a bit of a work vacation. The multicolored background worked well with all of the colors I had in my photos. I used basically the same photo dimensions from the kit that includes: three 3 ½” x 3 /2” photos, one 3 ½” x 5 ½” photo, and two 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” photos. I choose to not use the “Carefree” phrase, but did include the “Summer Fun” sentiment as a title. The two small 2” x 2” squares worked great as journaling spots for the layout.
To add depth and contrast I inked the all the pieces with Powder Puff Chalking Ink.
o Capri Blue was used on the blue mats.
o Desert Sun was used on all the yellow and white pieces including the flourishes and the white cardstock base.
o All of the orange mats are inked in Barn Board as well as the background patterned paper.
o The “Summer” sentiment is inked in both Desert Sun on one edge and Barn Board on the other to help is stand out from the background.
o The hole in the “Summer” sentiment is filled with the green brad, and raffia is added to two of the banners to finish the embellishments.
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The elements of the original design are evident in my layouts as the sketch is flipped 90 degrees and flipped to opposite sides, along with a few tweaks to allow the photos to shine. Thanks so much for joining us at Quick Quotes today, and enjoy your own “Carefree Summer Fun”!