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Smile -- It's Sunset in Puerto Rico!

Hello Foxy Friends and welcome to my take on this month's fab and fun challenge in the Bramble Fox Friends Facebook group! This one was right up my alley -- I love flowers and leaves on nearly all my pages! And since the photo was taken in sunny tropical San Juan, the plumeria and hibiscus in the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Coastal" and 49 and Market "Vintage Artistry Beached" lines were perfect!

It all started with this wide-open challenge that could be interpreted in so many ways!

I chose to scraplift a lovely page featured in Scrap Squad's 12 Days of Spring Scraplifts but give it a tropical, beachy twist and replacing the wound twine with die cut "netting" using Fox Dies #4 which also contains the perfect leaf die for adding texture and dimension to the tropical clusters.

Here I set a seagull atop a geotag beside a paper snip phrase sitting on a driftwood flair button, a coral holy moly piece and a white star, all adding to the texture and interest atop the photo and drawing the eye to the texture of the die cut netting.

The postage stamp frame from the April FoxBox was the perfect backdrop for the corner cluster with another star and another coral holy-moly piece along with the perfect yellow butterfly also from the FoxBox.

The view above shows how perfectly the leafy die cuts complement the ephemera in the collection and how much dimension and movement they add to the cluster below the photo. The leaves were all cut from different papers in an older Pink Paislee collection called Color Wash and their subtle tones and patterns mix well with the Cocoa Vanilla "Legendary" background with its exotic mixed media look.

The title piece from the You & Me set just brings it all into focus as it points the way to the photo with the palms waving in the breeze and the gorgeous sunset behind the smiling faces of my son and granddaughter celebrating her 20th birthday. It's also a nod to the rustic signpost sticker that's part of the scene being set.

I took this close-up of the photo cluster to show how the leafy die cuts, the netting and all the Perspextives play a role in setting the lush tropical scene . I hope you are inspired to mix in die cuts and Petite Perspextives to accent the products in your favorite collections on your projects, along with your larger pieces and titles. Be sure to visit the shop to find much more inspiration! Happy Scrapping!