I've found the perfect way to beat the winter blues, and it manages to incorporate three of my favorite things: shopping, scrapping and dreaming of someplace warm (and with the freezing temps we've had for the past few weeks, that last one is a daily occurrence!) I've been diving into a new favorite scrap collection - BasicGrey Sunkissed, and it's been brightening up my scrap table while I imagine myself on a tropical isle with an umbrella drink. The colorful palette of patterns and colors are perfect for beach and summer-themed pages, but it also has a nice balance of neutrals like black and grey mixed in, making it versatile for themes beyond summer.
S U P P L I E S :
I am so smitten with all of the patterns in this line - they are perfectly scaled and so easy to use - so I incorporated many of them in this collage of diamonds, creating a colorful argyle pattern. I cut out the shapes on my Silhouette, but you could also use a punch to create the same effect (I've linked a similar one in the supply list!) Atop some of the diamonds, I layered small dies cuts, tags and stickers.
My most favorite part of this new collection is the Embellishment Pack. It's a mix of mini wooden clothespins, sequins, buttons & twine that perfectly coordinate with the papers. On this layout, I used the buttons and twine to adorn several of my diamonds and I used the sequins to add a bit of sparkle in between. I adhered the sequins with stitching, threading a small seed bead atop each one to hold it in place. Yes, it took a long time, but when you're dreaming of white sandy beaches and humming Tiny Bubbles to yourself, time passes pretty quickly. (And you could totally skip the stitching and just glue those suckers down!)
The pink title is from the Die Cut pack, which includes a variety of shapes and words that are the perfect finishing touch. I love the script titles, typographic elements, and funky shapes! And they are a great solution if you don't have a die cutting machine but love the look.
When I'm all wrapped up in creating with Sun Kissed, I can almost forget the howling wind and sub zero temps outside my window. Of course, the tiny bubbles always help with that too. Cheers!