Today I'm sharing my "Paradise" layout highlighting some photos from a family trip a few years ago. I used some Bo Bunny "Barefoot & Bliss" stash I saved because the colors just POP - they're gorgeous! They also go perfectly with tropical and water photos. I think they also do not need a lot of embellishing, so I kept my layout simple...what do you think?
I started off with my CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock base, and I used the Bo Bunny hibiscus patterned paper as the main background. To add dimension, I created a "header" above it.
I started the header with a 1.5" x 9.5" strip of CTMH Lagoon cardstock, and I cut along the full strip with my Martha Stewart fringe scissors. Above that, I layered a thin strip of the hibiscus paper and a scalloped strip of misted white cardstock. I stamped the "paradise" definition on the left and adhered it all together. I faux stitched in white above the header, and I stamped and fussy cut some flowers to layer on the right-hand side.
I layered my two photos over the hexagon patterned paper, distressing the edges, and then layering over CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock.
I balanced the layout with a footer on the right hand side using a scalloped strip of white cardstock misted with Juniper reinker, which I adhered and did the faux stitching in white below. I journaled on grid paper stamped 2nd generation with a hibiscus flower stamp, inked the edges, and adhered onto the hexagon paper and Lagoon cardstock.
I finished the layout adding a button and some raffia palm tied with ribbon to the footer, and adding some gems above the header. I hope you felt tropical on today's blog hop!
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Now head over to the very talented Jennifer Haggerty's blog for your next stop. Isn't her layout FUN?? Those glasses are a hoot!