Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Paper Mixing Bowl: Challenge #5

This month's recipe is always a crowd pleaser, scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake! I just LOVE strawberries!

Here's my take on the recipe:

SOURCES:  Cardstock: Bo Bunny - Double Dot, Bazzil Basics Paper. Patterned Paper: American Crafts-Heatwave>Maverick Mango, My Little Shoebox-All A Flutter>Wings and Things. Lettering: Pink paislee – Expressions Wood Shop>Sawdust. Embellishments: American Crafts - Dear Lizzy>Neopolitan Mason Jar Clear Stamp, Paper Clips from local Dollar Store.
The main ingredient was red for strawberries so I incorporated this colour as the backdrop to my photo and bordered it with the polka dot and stripe contrasting paper patterns

I created a banner by cutting a piece of yellow cardstock into small triangles, then running each of them through a paper crimper. I attached them to a piece of twine using a few adorable star paper clips that I've had lying around from the local Dollar store.

I purchased an adorable stamp by Dear Lizzy of a mason jar, and it came with a cute little stamp that defines both summer and sun. I used this to stamp the bottom corner of my picture so it has almost a magazine article sort of feel.

For my journaling, I used a little yellow flag which tucks away perfectly behind my double matted photo. On it I journalled a short blip about Arabella's first trip to the Pinery Provincial Park. Every year since I was little, my family has gone camping at the Pinery. It is by far my favourite summer tradition and this photo captured one of Arabella's first trips to the beautiful sandy beaches! If you have never gone there, I highly recommend it!

I embellished the bottom of my page with a scrap of gorgeous pink ribbon that I've had lying around in my supplies for a while. On top of the ribbon I added my title "Beach Bum" using wooden letters from pink paislee's Expressions Wood Shop collection that I inked with brown along the edges and miniature scrabble letters.

I also added an adorable die cut sunshine to the corner of the page to capture that summer beach vibe.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Canada Day everyone!!!

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  1. Love this layout Heather! So bright and fun.

  2. Such a cute and colorful page! I love the sun, stripes, and banner! GREAT job on this!!

  3. This is so beautifully done. Loving the bright colors and your design! Looking forward to being on the PMB DT with you!

  4. Love your bright happy layout. Clever idea to use crinkled paper for your banner.