Saturday, April 7, 2018

You Are My Sunshine / Bramble Fox Guest Designer

Happy Weekend, friends!  I'm back today to share a layout I created for Bramble Fox as a Guest Designer this month.  This is a UK based store, and they have a ton of adorable products for scrapbooking.  They sent me some really cute acrylic pieces, and I used some of them on this page.  Thank you to Julie for having me!

I started this page with a summer theme in mind, and I used one of Paige Evans new cut files called Sunburst.  Before taking the cardstock of my cutting mat, I colored it with a lot of light blue acrylic paint and white gesso.  I started by smudging it down with a palette knife. I wanted to create a sky.  I used my ink foam blending tool and some white acrylic paint to create some clouds.  I used another sheet of white cardstock behind this and spritzed it with some yellow golden Shimmerz sprays to make the sun stand out.  At first I only wanted to use the top half of the design, so I tore it.  Later I changed my mind and decided to use the whole thing...but I just went with the big tear.  Gives it more texture :)

I used this cute piece as my title.  I love the dimension on these!  To create the rest of the page, I used papers and pieces from some older summer lines:  Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine and Pebbles Sunshiny Day.  I love how tropical this turned out.

I added a few papers behind the photo as well as some adhesive foam and tissue paper.  This made it easy to tuck in flowers and leaves die cuts.  These clouds were perfect for this, and they are so easy to use.  I did a bit of gold stitching around the inside of the sun for added shine and texture.

Here's another shot of all the dimension and detail.  I love how the background turned out.  I did add lots of splatters using my favorite Shimmerz, Jeni B Bleu.  I also added a few more die cuts to the left of the title piece.

I love this little flamingo!  It looks like he's peeking around the corner at the photo :)  I added some tangled thread and a few more flower stickers under the photo as well as a "relax" sticker from a Simple Stories sticker sheet.

Here are a few more detailed close ups because I always take too many :)

I hope this inspires you in some way!   Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Bramble Fox.  They have an amazing design team who create some really gorgeous projects.  Follow them on Instagram to see them all.

I have a process video here if you'd like to see how I created this:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!