Monday, 21 June 2021

Echo Park A Slice of Summer - Summer Memories

Hello, Karen C here again with my first layout using Echo Park's A Slice of Summer collection. Designed by Lori Whitlock this collection is bright and bold and full of images of lemons, strawberries, red farm trucks, flowers, flip flops, ice cream, and more. Its perfect for scrapbooking memories of summer days. The layout I'm sharing today features a photo of me taken one summer when I was a child. The photo was originally an old style transparency slide but I was able to make quite a good copy of it by laying it on my light box and taking a photo of it.

I started with a piece of 11¾" x 11¾" white textured Bazzil Cardstock which I matted in the corner of a sheet of the Squeeze the Day paper so that pieces of the paper showed on two edges. I distressed the edges of the white cardstock and machine stitched all the way around using white thread.

I cut a  9" x 8" piece of the Fun in the Sun paper, distressed and machine stitched the edges and attached it to the centre of the layout at an angle.

I then cut a 9" x 8" piece of the Lemons paper and sliced this into 1.5" strips. I distressed and machine stitched the edges of each paper strip and then pieced  the strips back together on top of the blue paper leaving a slight gap between each piece. 

My photo was matted onto some more of the Fun in the Sun paper and placed on the Lemons paper.

Underneath the photo I tucked some white paper doilies and a tag, and on the corner of the photo I added a Chipboard Sun Shine from the Chipboard Frames pack. I added a red reinforcing ring to the tag to pick up on the red in my photo.

From the sheet of Multi Journalling Cards I cut some tabs and tucked these between the strips of the Lemons paper. I put some 3D foam squares underneath the edges to raise them up a little. I wanted to bring some more red into the layout so some scalloped circles were also punched from some of the Summer Floral Paper, folded in half and also tucked under the paper strips. 

For the title I used a Glitter Foam Title Sticker from Cocoa Vanilla which I had left over from a  previous DT project. 

Finally, I added journalling strips printed on the computer to the bottom of the layout and dotted a few gold sequins around for added sparkle.

I was pleased how this layout turned out. I don't often scrapbook photos of myself so was pleased to be able to add this layout to my album.

I'll be back soon with another summer inspired layout and in the meantime I hope you get time to be creative and also enjoy the lovely weather we will hopefully soon return to the UK..

Take Care, Karen x x

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