Back in the Spring, I used a Cocoa Daisy kit to create a layout using the front of our house. I mentioned during the video that I thought it would be a neat idea to try and do the same for each season. Today, I'm sharing the summer edition of that "series"! I had just received the Elle's Studio "Family Fun" collection that I had ordered and was thrilled to find that there was a "Home Sweet Home" die cut that allowed me to carry over that tradition. Now I need for a manufacturer to create a fall and winter collection with the same sentiment for the next two layouts! Think you can make that happen for me?
I tried to copy as many elements as from the Spring layout as I could without forcing things. I was really lucky to find the top tag and sentiment that worked in a similar manner. The header and footers were easy enough to reproduce in a similar fashion as the original. A house subbed for the planter and I was able to easy create a tag for the summer layout.
It's easier to see the similarities and differences with each layout side by side. The toughest part of this wasn't the layout construction but rather, the picture. Matching roof colors and keeping the white balance was a challenge, one or the other had to be altered. You get the idea, more or less. I was able to preserve the proportions of the picture. That branch that comes down in the spring picture has been trimmed from the tree.
I changed the color scheme up to better enhance the colors of summer and reflect the difference in the seasons. I started with the blues and grey then added in the green. I liked the way the green tied in the lush greens of the picture.
The blue banner behind the top tag really popped the blue "sweet" in the title. I had to add a second strip below the black phrase in order to give more weight to the header and have this huge floating element on the page.
A little bit of white cardstock behind the phrase puffy sticker allowed me to use it without it getting lost on the page as that crisp, white edge gave a little pop and delineated the edges.
I hope you enjoy the process video! At the end of this video, I link you to the Spring edition in case you missed out on that! Thanks for popping in today! Stay tuned for the fall and winter editions!