The Joy layout was inspired by a sketch and colour online challenge. The colours of the Good Times and Tan Lines were just perfect for this as it called for the teal, green, buff, black and white. The sketch took me a bit out of my comfort zone and I did some mixed media on the background paper.
Tan Lines and Good Times Joy Layout

I chose the Basically Textured Fency – So Buff with its wood grain effect for my background. I cut the paper slightly smaller and mounted it on white cardstock. I then applied some texture paste to the background in a diamond shape.

Tan Lines and Joy Layout - Fency

My paper layers were made up of Good Times and Tan Lines Little Bikini (teal side) and the Lime Times (both sides). I matted all my layers on hello CARDS cardmaking paper. I cut the different patterns of the hello CARDS Green Chartreuse and Intense Teal into 6×6 papers to use for matting.

Tan Lines and Joy Layout - Joy

I stitched around each of the paper layers for added texture…although I think that this page is not lacking in texture :) I used a ringlets die to cut out the rings from one of the hello CARDS Intense Teal paper and layered it behind my main photo.

Tan Lines and Joy Layout - Ringlets Die Cuts

I framed my main photo with a chipboard circle that was heat embossed and then layered my papers and photos in the centre of the background.

Tan Lines and Joy Layout - Little Bikini

The embellishments used are chipboard shells, heat embossed chipboard shapes and sequins.

Tan Lines and Joy Layout - Lynette

Let us know what you think of Lynette’s Tan Lines and Joy Layout in the comments!

Inspiration Design Team
It’s easy to spot a Lynette Jacobs layout; her style is clean, bright and extremely emotive. I’ve been following her work for some time now, and have always marvelled at the subtle detail and form that she brings to her projects. But, the second I met her, I knew I wanted to work with her… Read more here »
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