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Let's Stay Home Inspiration | Nathalie DeSousa

Let's Stay Home Inspiration | Nathalie DeSousa

Hello Pinkfresh Studio friends!

Nathalie with you today to share a bit of inspiration with the new and super gorgeous Let's Stay Home collection.  The unprecedented times we are living have shown us how Home is always the place to be!  This collection is colorful, clean and just perfect to tell the stories of our time together.  So, let me show you what i have created...

Pinkfresh Studio_ Let's Stay Home_Don't Stop the Music_Nathalie DeSousa

 I think the most representative icon of this time is a rainbow, so, i set out to create my own rainbow love in the shape of a heart for this page.  I created this layout for the June 2020 Challenge - diecuts & cutfiles

Be sure to check all the details, be inspired by the projects and share your finished projects with us for a chance to win prizes.

I love linear designs, so the Better Things Are Ahead paper was like a color playground.  I cut a few of the squares into triangles and arranged them on  piece of white cardstock to form a heart.  I popped my earbuds and some music,  and set to hand stitch each triangle in place ( so glad i own a large collection of embroidery thread!).  Once i was done, i trimmed the cardstock to form a small offset around the heart.

I chose a soft smoky blue cardstock for the background, and added a bit  of Ocean Breeze and Aquamarine Crisp ink to the background.  Here i glued the heart on a bit of a slant. I backed the picture of my daughter playing her guitar with papers from the 6x6 paper pad, Journaling bits, and ephemera; these were attached to the page so that it formed a soft diagonal design with the heart.   I added a frame to the page using the b side of the Kind Hearts paper; this just makes everything on the page pop!

With so many gorgeous embellishments, and accurate sentiments, it was easy to bring the musical theme to the page.  I tried at best to color block the embellishments and even used the colors and angles of the cut out to add the title of the page.   Just love how it turned out!

 It is only fair that i also document my son's time at home, so i chose a cooler palette to document his new school setting!

Pinkfresh Studio - LEt's Stay Home_ HOMEBODY SCHOOL_ Nathalie DeSousa

The inspiration for this page was that large circular cardstock sticker in the photo cluster. So what better way to make it pop than to create a soft "linear" background  that accents the color and shape.

I started  by adding a bit of Sky Blue liquid watercolor to the background, just a soft application to two areas in the page. Once it dried, i used the Abstract Cube Cling Rubber Stamp to heat emboss a broken impression of the image, and then detailed some of the small rhomboids with Sapphire, Aquamarine and Sky Blue Liquid Watercolor.

Once again, all the embellishments in the collection are just perfect to add the sentiment of the picture and tell the story.  I chose to add a few extra sentiment using the Simply Sentiments You Stamp set and Stargazer Crisp ink to each of the clusters and title of the page.  You can see how this page comes together in the following video here:  

Just love the color palette and the movement the circles create against the linear background!

I cannot wait to see your memories documented with the new Let's Stay Home collection.  It is just happiness transformed to paper.

XO

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