10 August 2014

How to stay cool

It's summer in the northern hemisphere (lucky people!) and our theme at Lasting Memories is Water Fun.   The challenge is to create a layout that includes water - a nice, broad theme so everyone can join in!  Beach, pool, ice, splashing, water sports, or how about water colours?  How about rain, floods, or fire hoses?

Here's my layout:

I built my layout using the August sketch at Blue Fern Studios, and I also chose a summer-themed photograph for the Sizzling Hot Summer Fun challenge at 7 Dots Studios:

How I met the criteria:
* I used patterned paper from 7 Dots Studios {9th Wave - Deep Water}
* I used Blue Fern Studios Bohemain Flowers chipboard {painted with gesso then heat embossed}

Here are some close ups:

Other materials:
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters Lower Case alphabet dies
Basic Grey Sublime - Raspberry Blue patterned paper scraps (to make letters)
Echo Park patterned paper scraps (to make butterfly)
Moon Glow Angel Wings Jade embossing powder
Blue Fern Studios product packaging
Tsukineko VersaMagic - Sahara Sand fluid chalk
Kaisercraft Pearls - Teal
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Turquoise
Prima E-line - Aqua paper flowers
Zva mini rose
Harlequin washi tape
butterfly punch


  1. wow !!! i love how you mix the colors of your photo and colors of papers, this is just amazing, and the result is great ! Thank you for joining us at 7 Dots Studio this month !

  2. This is beautiful, Karen!!!! The colour combo and the way the photo merges with the background are lovely!! Thanks for playing with us at 7 Dots!

  3. love this layout - so cheerful; thanks for playing with 7 Dots Studio

  4. Stunning page Karen - this is delightful.

  5. beautiful LO and photo!! thanks for joining us for the 7 Dots Studios challenge

  6. beautiful! Great colors for the aquatic topic! Thank you so much for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge!

  7. Your summer memories are so cool :)
    Thank you for joining us at 7 Dots Studios!

  8. Beautiful layouts for your beautiful memories


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