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12×12 | Sprinklers & Sunshine

We’re back to school and the summer days are winding down, but the summer memories are still going strong!  I created this layout using the Dream Big collection and a few of the June Freebies.

I started by adding clear gesso to 12×12 white cardstock, then spraying a few different ink colors right onto the paper.  I wanted to use the Love journaling card, so I decided to use a few more to mat my photo as well.  I placed the pink flamingo June freebie next to the photo and journaling cards, keeping them in a line across the middle of the page.

I cut 6 different strips of paper to place above and below the photo area, using my sewing machine to stitch them down and add more texture to the layout.

I embellished some of the patterned paper strips with labels and stickers.

On the photo I placed a flair badge over some tangled white thread, I’ve been on a kick where I add embellishments to the white space of my photos, regardless of photo size.

Lots of word and alpha stickers mixed with die cuts for little details on the page.

Dream Big Collection:  Daydream 3×4 Cards, Shine 8×8 Paper, Shine Bright, Make It Happen 8×8 Paper, Loving It Word Flags, Daydream Die Cuts, Dreamer Flair, Lovely Words Stickers, So Pink Alphas, Wonderful Die Cuts, So Sweet Die Cuts, June 2017 Freebie Die Cuts