Monday, October 14, 2013

Hello, readers!! I am happy to be here today with another post for Use Your Words but I am also sad to say that it will be the LAST challenge over there. :( Unfortunately, something has come up that means that Use Your Words will be closed down, at least for a while. As this is our last FINALE, be sure to check out all the design team inspiration and maybe leave some love!!

Which brings me to the challenge word… “love!” I decided to do a recap of our summer, now that it is officially over (boo hoo..) with all the leftover pictures I had that didn’t make it onto layouts. Summer is, hands down, my favorite season, and though most people seem relieved that the hot weather is ending, I can’t help but still be in denial that it’s over!! I thought it was appropriate to document all the wonderful summer moments that truly made it a “summer of love.”

Here’s the layout I came up with:

Layouts with multiple photos are usually hard for me, but the chipboard frames I used from The Pier Collection from Crate Paper made it easy to work in a loose grid format, and to highlight my favorite photos. I also added texture behind the photos and frames by painting some white through my favorite mask, and then watercoloring over it (loosely inspired by Wilna’s latest In The Mood to Scrapvideo), which I thought was an awesome effect on top of the chalkboard paper.

Lastly, I embellished with some random things I had on my desk – washi tape, little heart stickers from the Hello Again sticker sheet (LOVE that you get so many of these as the negative cuts of those cute paper people!) as well as some 3d pinwheels that I made all at once a while ago, using a free cut file my Cameo came with.

Well, I guess this concludes the last post for Use Your Words I’m ever going to write! It has been a great experience, and at least it’s great that I was able to end this with a fun and happy layout!!

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  1. I am also sad summer is ending!!! I love this page and the background you created!


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