I loved receiving the brand new paper in such beautiful colours. I do a lot of masculine/boy layouts because males are in the majority in our family. I decided that I wanted to use both sides of the Good Times & Tan Lines – Lime Times and make a layout with teal and green as the main colours.
My design is relatively simple and allows the paper to take centre stage. I used the lovely ombre Basic Essentials – Mermaid Tails – Intense Teal because I found that it calmed down the other two busier papers and was the perfect setting to place my title and embellishments. I pierced holes around the entire paper so that I can do hand stitching for added texture.
The two photographs were printed with a white border and then matted on the hello CARDS paper (which I cut into 6×6 blocks to use for matting and layering) Intense Teal dots.
I wanted to add an additional colour that would be neutral and decided on the Basic Essentials – Moroccan Trellis – So Buff. I used the tiny dots side and cut a doily to layer behind the one photo. I also punched a scalloped border and added it below the Intense Teal, Mermaid Tails.
I love how my title and chipboard elements perfectly picks up on the So Buff colour. I added some matt gel medium below the little “to the beach” signpost and added some tiny art stones to mimic sand and also pick up on the So Buff paper.