Pssst.. today I’m over on the Colorcast Designs blog sharing a bright Summer Love layout with y’all! It really makes me wish for warmer temperatures, wearing dresses, eating icecream and going to the beach.. NOW!
What about you: Is it already nice and warm and summer-y at your place or are you also still hoping for summer to finally begin, like I do? And what is your favourite summer memory?
The weather is very dreary and grey here today (well, actually it was like that the whole weekend, but that doesn’t surprise me because, why should the weather be great when I actually have time so I could enjoy it?!), so I thought I’d share a fun and colourful summer-themed layout with you today!
For this layout I used the new Crate Paper “Poolside” collection – I absolutely love it. The colours are fun, the embellishments are perfect and there are bits and pieces of gold in there as well. What’s not to love about that?
Just recently I added some packages of sequins to my stash (it’s entirely Caylee‘s fault) and was determined to use them on my next layout. When I had a look at this sequin mix by My Mind’s Eye, I noticed that it would go perfectly with the Poolside collection. I also had a piece of transperency lying on my desk (probably a left-over from one of my school lessons) and decided I should use it for this layout rather than throwing it away.
So I came up with this confetti pocket idea.
You first place the transparency where you want your pocket to be on the layout. Then secure it with some small pieces of washi and stitch it down with a sewing machine.
Only sew three sides of the pockets shut and leave one open, so you can fill your confetti in. When you have done that (you can use sequins, wood veneer pieces, small chipboard pieces etc.), close the pocket with the sewing machine – and you’re done 🙂
I also added this darling blue heart embellishment (see upper left photo in the collage) from Colorcast Designs. I love how it’s a bit transparent and it fits the shade of the blue sequins in the confetti pocket perfectly.
Great, now it also started to pour.. I think I’ll continue to work on the mini album that I’ve started using the Poolside collection now and dream about warmer weather, sunshine and beaches.. 🙂 What are you up to today? Is the weather nice enough to enjoy it or are you also staying inside and scrapping?
Today’s instalment of Workspace Wednesday is brought to you by a very (for me) untypical colour scheme and a layout 😉
When I was creating a project with my Colorcast Designs products, I knew I wanted to use the photo of my engagement ring with those pretty flowers, some things of the new Dear Lizzy “Fine & Dandy” collection and of course some of my Colorcast Designs products. I ended up creating a layout with the main colours pink, yellow and red and wasn’t really satisfied with it.. probably because I wasn’t used to seeing those colours on one of my projects..
But I’ve since grown to like it, kinda.. 😀 On the layout I mixed and matched a few different Colorcast Designs products with some things from my stash (from various manufacturers and collections). Click here to read more about this layout and also see a few more pictures 😉