It's Always Summer Somewhere! Indeed it is and it's rapidly approaching here in Central Virginia! If not, according to my children, here already. The day our neighborhood pool opens is deemed the first day of summer according to them. Mia couldn't wait to get to the pool, despite the frigid temperatures of the water.... This layout I'm sharing with you today features a stamp from the Summer Fun stamp set by The Project Bin and pictures of Mia on her trip to the neighborhood pool.
I knew when I saw this stamp set that I would have many, many, MANY uses for it. It's just perfect as the beginning of a long title for this layout. While I could have just stamped it in a colored ink, I wanted something a bit different. Instead I decided to stamp in VersaMark ink and clear emboss on watercolor paper so that I could watercolor over the sentiment. I wanted the watercolor effect to go with the splash of the water! A few droplets of water sprinkled after painting added to the effect.
You can see the sentiment better here in the close up. It's was really difficult to get a good picture but I promise you, it's much easier to read on the layout. The scene created by the watercolor around the sentiment just makes me happy, I love it!
While the sentiment is superb, it needed finishing to make the point of, "and finally", ie, we have our summer here! This child of mine asked every five minutes and nagged Michael until he said yes, he would take her to the pool! It was freezing! Her lips were blue when she came bounding in the door for a hot shower to warm up.
While there is a lot of last summer's Crate Paper Poolside collection on this layout, I tried to bring some current elements in as well to bring new life to the older collection (not that it's that old!). I just love how the PhotoPlay and Fancy Pants pieces mixed in!
Be sure to pop into The Project Bin shop and pick up your own "Summer Fun" before it's gone!