Hey friends, it's Kathleen here back with you today and before my Design Team colleagues will share all of their gorgeous projects made with the new Indigo Hills 2 collection, I have two more layouts for you for which I used the summery Simple & Sweet collection.
Maybe you still have lots of photos from this past Summer unscrapped (like me), so I hope that today's projects can inspire you to put them on a layout! ;)
For my first layout I used very little patterned paper (two strips of the Lemon Lush paper at the top and bottom of my page and a piece of the Good Company paper to mat my photo) because I had planned on using the gorgeous new Pinkfresh Studio watercolors to "back" the flowers that I had cut out with my Silhouette Portrait (I used the cutfile #274524 from the Silhouette store) and wanted these to be the focal element on my layout.
Before I adhered the cutfile to my page and added the watercolors (I used Bubble Gum and Sunshine), I used a pencil to mark where the flowers would be so that the pink would be roughly behind one and the yellow behind the other flower.
For my title I used a mix of the white, black and mint mini puffy alphabet stickers from Simple & Sweet, since it was too long to spell it with only one or two of them and I actually like that it repeats the black and white from the papers and embellishments and the mint from the paper behind my photo and the enamel dots.
I'm quite happy with how this page turned out, especially since I'm not really a watercolor pro or expert, but I just wanted to use them because they are so bright and vibrant and just perfect for a summer photo! :)
For my second layout I actually used the Lemon Lush paper again (I think the black and white pattern on the backside is one of my favorites in the whole collection) to add a border around my page and help make all the other colors really pop.
This time I stuck to yellow, orange/red and a tiny bit of pink because these colors complemented my photo perfectly. I used the Simple & Sweet collection, but I also mixed in a few things from The Mix No. 2 (like the peach alpha stickers, a few of the puffy heart stickers and also one of the stitched hearts).
I just love when I am able to mix and match different collections and The Mix No 2 works perfectly with almost any collection because you can really pick and choose the colors you need from it.
For the "LOVE" part of my title I used a cutfile (ID #137036) and a few of the Simple & Sweet papers to back the individual letters. I tried to make use of the Splendid paper as much as I could because you can get so many different patterns from it without having to cut into another full 12"x12" sheet (and I didn't have the 6"x6" paper pack on hand).
Finally, I added some golden mist splatters and a little bit of machine stitching in gold around my page and wrote about how much I love my little girl on the sticker in the lower right corner. And that's it ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing these layouts and they inspire you to get scrapping!