Here comes summer!!

Hello foxy friends!

I created this 12 x 12 layout over a couple of days of what seemed like non stop rain!! Here we are in June and at the moment it doesn't feel very summery at all, I hope that by the time you read this it really will be Flaming June!!

I wanted to create a background in bright, hot colours so I pulled out my Distress Oxide inks in picked raspberry, spiced marmalade and twisted citron, once dry I added Pinkfresh studio liquid watercolours in bubblegum and sunshine, the names alone made me feel better! I took a straw and blew some trails whilst the watercolour was still wet!

I was looking at the bright yellow Summer sunglasses perspextive and dug out a photo of my youngest daughter taken on a red hot day back in 2014. It was a fun, crazy summer when she graduated and started following new roads!

I love the vibrant colours of Paige Evans Horizon collection and I had bits and pieces on my desk along with bits from my stash. I decided to add some hearts using Shimmerz Dazzler in spun sugar, ooh, candy floss!!!

I layered up my photo and added a strip of pleated paper, ruffled cello, hot pink ric rac braid, small pieces of torn papers and a tiny yellow heart.

The little cluster with the yellow arrow (bottom left) was added later. I took my white gel pen and outlined various splatters and marks made with the distress inks, die cut some bunting and found the chipboard sunglasses and leaves. Now I really felt summery!