If you’re considering what collection to use with bright sunny photos then Simple Stories Just Beachy is the perfect Collection. The colours are really bright and colourful, almost tropical. I am sharing my second layout using it for some photos from Australia last year, the bright yellow I thought may be a problem in my photo, but it works perfectly with this collection.

As usual I had multiple photos to scrap so I chose to make them 3 ” square to fit them all in. I used the remainder of my 12×12 Take is Easy paper and ripped both edges and used it as a start point at the top of the layout. Then I matted all the photos on 3×4 element cut  outs from the 12×12 cut apart 3×4 sheet. I also used a couple of papers from the 6×8 paper pad. I distressed their edges from more texture and dimension. I then positioned them on the page and decided a bit of stencilling would look nice around them. I used a Vicki Boutin stencil from the Storyteller Collection. I stencilled using distress oxides and used Kitsch Flamingo, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marigold and Fossilised Amber.

I added a matching tag from the tag sheet under the bottom photo and then started to add my embellishments from the chipboard stickers, 3×4 elements paper, sticker book and I fussy cut pieces from the cut apart 3×4 sheet and the paper pad. I used the globe and Sun and Fun pieces  from the chipboard elements, and fussy cut the flip flops and bag.

I used the Beach Days chipboard pieces along with a fussy cut sunumbrella as the title.

To the left of the photo I used some fussy cut fish from the 6×8 paper pad cut apart sheet, along with the high tides and good vibes phrase.

Then I fussy cut the sunglasses and camper van from the 3×4 elements paper and the 6×8 paper pad.

Finally to fill a space ont eh other side I made another title using the sticker letters from the sticker book and added some more fussy cut sea bits. These came from the 12×12 high tides paper.

I placed enamel dots in all of the starburst stencils to complete the layout.

Do check out this collection if you’re looking for a bright summery collection.

Until next time … Happy Scrapping!


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