Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June Kit and an old favorite

I am so in love with these papers by Quick Quotes. The colors are stunning; rich, warm summer shades that go with just about anything. They really compliment this photo of my girls standing in the sea, contemplating it. Do you remember your first look at the ocean? I don't know about you, but it never fails to take my breath away, no matter how many times I've seen it. I can only imagine what was going through their minds as they stared out into the vast blue. I don't often use only one photo on a layout, but this one really speaks to me and that's all it needs to stand alone. Here's a little detail, I used Stickles in Cinnamon for my faux stitching and the word "thoughts" is a Stampendous sticker from the Summer Words sticker sheet in the June kit. It really helped pull my title together which ended up perfect for the feel of this layout!

I absolutely could NOT narrow down this set of pics no matter how long I stared at them, so I ended up with a double layout. I am so glad I did it! It gave me plenty of room for the flower-type embellishments, which are meant to kind of mimic the bubbles (which are hard to see here) in the photos. This type of embellishment is not a new idea but having the color-core cardstock makes them so fun to make!
Here's a bit of a close-up.... if you've never made these before they are easy to do, you just have to be really mean to your cardstock! Once you've cut out various sized imperfect circles, just crumple, sand, and distress them, in that order. Add a generous amount of Stickles to the edges if you want, I used "Diamond", one of my personal favorites. You could use Glue Dots to assemble them but I used a simple button-stitch since the "buttons" were cut from another coordinating piece of patterned paper in the kit.
That's it from me for now, thanks for stopping by and having a look! Don't forget you can see these June Kit projects as well as many others from the Design Team at www.knkclub.com.


  1. I keep meaning to have a go at those flowers ... you just inspired me :0) Stunning work as always and there is NO way I could have chosen out of those photographs either ... they are all fab and tell a great story!