We are so delighted to have Monique Lowe as a guest designer this month. She has blown us away with her latest design with its amazing detail and stunning colours.

Monique explains more about her layout and process...

I recently spent a week staycationing with my family by the sea in Nairn, Scotland. We were so lucky to have gorgeous sunshine and lots of lovely beach adventures. This layout documents one of those days with a trio of seaside selfies and the fabulous ‘Summer Adventures’ title.

I started off creating a mixed media background using a selection of blue Shimmerz paints to mirror the beautiful sunny blue skies we got to enjoy. Once dry, I used ‘Fox Cut #6’ and iridescent texture paste to add a bit of shimmery detail to the sky. I added patches of stencilling quite randomly around the background – I wanted it to peak out from behind the sun rays I would add next!