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For the Love of Stripes, 2 Layouts featuring the Out & About collection

For the Love of Stripes, 2 Layouts featuring the Out & About collection

Hey friends!  It's Jung here, and today I'm sharing 2 layouts that I created using the Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection, along with the Pinkfresh watercolors.  I have been loving painted stripes lately, as you may have noticed in my previous projects, and I just couldn't help but add them to these layouts as well.  I wanted to give the watercolors some body and thickness, so I mixed in a little bit of gesso.  

For my first layout, I wanted to use this travel themed collection on a non-travel layout.  I had this picture of my daughter dressed up as one of her favorite book characters sitting on my desk, so I looked up book quotes on Pinterest, and found a quote that ties together reading and traveling...perfect!

 

I was inspired by the black and white tights my daughter is wearing in the photo, so I painted black stripes on white cardstock, and added some rainbow paint splatters between the stripes.  I wanted the quote to be big and bold, so I used a few of the pattern papers in this collection, and die cut all the letters with the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha die set.  My favorite pattern paper in this collection is the one with rainbow stripes: New Places, so I was inspired to create a title in rainbow order.  I wanted the quote to jump off the page even more, so I outlined every letter with a black pen, and adhered them to the layout with tiny pieces of foam tape.

 

For a more whimsical, storybook feel, I decided to fussy cut my daughter from the picture.  I really like the way it turned out!  I used more foam tape to adhere her to the layout.

 

Since I want the quote to be the focus of the layout, I decided to add just a couple of embellishments.  I used the cardstock stickers, puffy stickers, and the ephemera pack.  

 

I really love the way this layout turned out!  It's so colorful and fun, and I especially like the way the fussy cut photo turned out!

 

For my next layout, I used a photo of my hubbie and our 2 older girls on the lake when we went to a wedding in Wisconsin.  Because it's a water photo, I painted blue stripes on my layout.  Look how vibrant these colors are!  As I mentioned before, I mixed a few drops of the Pinkfresh watercolor with a little bit of gesso.  I added just a tiny bit of water, and I loved the smooth texture!

 

Since the rainbow striped paper is my favorite, I wanted to highlight it on my layout.  I purposely cut some strips for the specific colors.  It may not be obvious, but I created a sort of scene with the color strips: the yellow and reds for a sunset sky, the blue tones for the water, and the greens for the ground.  I also used a border punch for the blue strips of paper.  I attached the strips of paper between the painted stripes, and machine stitched through each.  

 

I used a stitched frame around my photo, and I used one of the ephemera pieces for my title.  I love when I can use a pre-made title!

 

I embellished the layout with just a few pieces of puffy stickers and ephemera pieces.  I also added some enamel dots and one of the embellishments from the mixed embellishment pack.  

 

I really love the way this layout turned out as well.  It's amazing what a few embellishments can do to add to a layout.

I hope you were inspired by my layouts.  Don't forget to check out the Out & About collection, the Pinkfresh watercolors, and the alphabet dies.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

1 comment

1. Jun 03, 2019

These are both beautiful! I especially love the first one, and think it should hang in your daughter’s room!

Margaret R

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