Adorable | Echo Park My Favorite Summer | Sally Ann

Hi Magpies, I am super excited to share my very first Blog post with you for my first month of designing for the Hey Little Magpie Creative team.

There seems to be so many summer collections out this year, but I was drawn to the new Echo Park My Favorite Summer. Echo Parks collections are always super cute and fun to use, with their chipboard frames and co ordinating pieces.

I am currently scrapping in A4, and have found it is very versatile as much as 12×12. The photo I used is of my little boy watching his brothers at sports day a few years ago. I picked out the colours from the photo, being blue and red. Firstly I cut strips of the B sides of papers Pretty Pinwheels and Bright Bunches, in different widths and lengths. I then decided I was going to add some simple blue water colour to the background, with splatters. I added the strips to the left hand side alternating the colours and lengths, in a vertical direction.

Using the chipboard frames I added the large red chipboard frame at angle, then the smaller blue frame on top to the right of the red frame, using foam dots. I always use a white border on my photos, so behind that I added some white tissues paper  (packaging from my HLM order), and then added some foam underneath for dimension. I don’t like my layouts to be too flat, so foam pads are great for dimension.

I used the blue and red pinwheels, from the  12 X 12 element sticker sheet and chipboard pieces, along with the rainbow sticker and phrase piece. At the top corner I used to smaller strips of the same paper to create a base for 2 of the chipboard banner piece’s and a flair.

Adding my title across the top of the red frame makes it stand out more, I added some JD3D blue hearts and red stars and popped my journaling to the bottom right of my layout. If you want a beautiful collection to document your summer memories, this is the perfect collection for you its bright and pretty and super cute.

Thankyou for joining me for my first Blog post, until next time happy scrapping.



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