Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer days!

I just wanted to share a project I did to celebrate summer days I spent with my son while his brother was at Vacation Bible School.

One of my favorite things about summer is COLOR, maybe because living in Minnesota means we have such a long winter devoid of color. To celebrate the color of summer, I used the punchiest pieces of paper I could find in the Soul Food line. To punch up the color even more, I misted the background yellow and the green paper with green. (ETA: I just adjusted the image so you can hopefully see the whole thing!)

Banners are still popular, and I did a twist on one by making a banner of circles, some punched from white cardstock and patterned paper, the others from Soul Food chipboard that reflected the free, lazy spirit of summer. I "hung" the circles from the banner with brads.

I added more circles to the title to balance out the layout and added some whimsical whirls of twine. Before I glued the twine, I lightly drew the swirls with pencil, then traced over them with glue before sticking the twine down.

As you go through your days this summer, take some everyday photos, pull out some bright papers like these, and play around with mist and shapes to capture some of the joy!


curlyqmosaics said...

I just found you via studio calico! Congrats in the spotlight, your circle layout was amazing! And the masks your boys had are so fun! Did you make those?

I am a mother of 2 boys as well. I love your style. You have shown me that boy layouts can be just as fun and whimsical as girl ones! I truly thank you for inspiring me! I am your newest fan! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Absolutely wonderful!! hip hip horray for colors!!!

Valerie said...

Love the color and the circles Jenny - great page!

scrapinbabygal said...

Gorgeous layout and so fun with all the great details!! I love the circles instead of a banner. And your tips on twine is awesome!! Have a good Fourth!

Jackie said...

I don't recall whether you've answered this before - how do you stitch on your LO's? Machine? Temmplate? If so which ones? I've bought several gadgets...and really haven't attempted it! But I do love the look! Thanks!