I love scrapping summer pics. We are outside more in the summer months and seem to have more picture-taking opportunities. For this layout, I searched through my digital files for some pool photos and I found these photos of Cory as a baby. I had forgotten I had taken these and had never even printed them. For shame! That’s one thing I love about scrapbooking - it makes me actually print those folders of photos on my computer.
Although this Echo Park collection isn’t geared specifically toward water themes, the happy color scheme and sunny patterns worked great with pool photos.
I went for a mostly tone-on-tone look here with the yellow. To give the eye a visual break, I white-washed the edges of the paper. This is really quick and easy to do. Just apply a thin coat of acrylic paint with a foam brush. While I could get the same effect by matting the papers with white cardstock, using paint is more economical. Plus, I didn’t have to grumble with my not-quite-cutting-exactly-straight trimmer.
After the paint was dry, I assembled the layers back together and stitched the edges of the painted paper to prevent any curling.
Here’s a closeup of the embellie cluster at the top.
And here’s a closeup of the title block. I really loved the colorful letters and banners in this collection.
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