Aloha Scrappers!!! Welcome to my scrappy place!! I am taking part again in the Clique Kits Pep Rally. A bunch of us blog and post some of what we made with our August Ambrosia Kit using the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection. If you followed the list I should be the last post you are seeing today!!! If not you can stop back at the Clique Kits Blog and go through the rest of the line up or stroll to the bottom and go through the list down below!!
I love the summery and fresh colors from this collection. It is perfect for someone living in a warm place all year long!! But I also love how versatile this kit and collection is too. The layout I will be sharing with you today is some leftover photos I had from my brothers wedding last August. It was nice reliving that beautiful, even though it was hot, day bringing two families together.
I used a professional picture that my brother and sister in law give me of the wedding party and paired it with some random photos I took of things from around the wedding. The wedding was decorated to have a country flare but very romantic, with hanging glowing lights and pretty flowers matching the bridesmaids yellow dresses.
I loved all the country touches of the lemonade stand and classic and simple white vases for holding the drinking water. Our custom mason jar cups were a fun touch too. The orchards where the wedding venue was held also held a romantic and country charm. I wanted to capture this all with my layout.
The citrus theme of the collection added a nice place to start. The thing I loved though the yellows and grays of this collection were the perfect balance of brightness and softness. It was perfect for wedding photos. I love how I could scrap a wedding and not feel over the top wedding but also tie in the lemonade theme from my photos.
I started with blue acrylic paint mixed in with some white pearlized paint. I used a wide paintbrush so I would get bigger brush strokes on the page. I added hints of yellow watercolor to the corners to tone down the dark blue but also so I could tie the yellow in the photos and in the papers together.
I layered a few of the neutral grey papers and a little yellow behind
the main photo of the wedding party at the head table. I also used a piece of vellum from the Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy Collection from my stash as a layer. I gold foiled squares picks up of the yellows and was perfect!!
I had smaller photos from around the wedding venue that I lined up uneven under the main photo. I used that amazing lemon slice paper under the small photos. It was perfect. I love how busy it is so it draws your eye into the group of small photos. If I would have changed anything on my layout, I would have maybe made my small photos a little lighter. The darkness of them looks fine on the light yellow patterned paper, but I feel they make the venue feel a little darker than it really was during the day. Streams of golden sunlight shined in through the trees and it was magical.
I used as many of the lemon themed embellishments as I thought could work. Plus I figured I wouldn’t have too many places where I needed them. The wood veneer, add on from the collection were perfect on this page. I love that texture the wood gives but it tied really nice nice with the country feel of the photos.
At the bottom I added a cluster with pieces of paper from the top half of the layout. It was a nice place to add more wood and embellishments, I like really the acetate lemonade cup! I thought I might want to journal in one of the circles, but later decided I needed more space so I journaled on the right bottom side of the layout with a blue journaling marker.
I finished off the layout with a few puffy stickers, the Pink Fresh Studios button beads, and dark blue mist. I didn’t add a title because the Perfect Day wood veneer was just the right touch for the layout title.
Thanks for stoping by and taking a look at my layout!! I hope I inspired you to use a collection in a different way then maybe they intended. I love the way this way of thinking looks in my albums.
Make sure you have checked out all the talented ladies sharing in this Blog Hop, I love seeing what everyone created with their kits and it gives me more inspiration to use up the last bits of my kit too!!
Until next time, Aloha!!!
Sandy G.* http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz/
Kim Allen Kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com
Evi ortes http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com/
<<< Hannah https://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.wordpress.com/ >>>>>> (ME)
**There is a link for the Company that took the pictures for my brothers wedding. I wanted to make sure I gave credit to the amazing photographer who took that photo.