Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rainy Days of Summer by Tonya Gibbs

Hey everyone, I bet some of you are ready for a little sunshine.  I know I am!   I was thumbing through some old Facebook photos and ran across this photo of my nephew Cooper when he was about 3 years old.  My sister-in law had taken them to the park to play in the rain, and captured the perfect photo collection!  So fun.  I wanted my layout to mimic the fun times shared during this photo shoot.  
Marion's Never Grow Up Collection is perfect for this Rainy Days of Summer layout! It is full of playful images and vibrant colors.  I love that this collection can be masculine and feminine.   Here is a sample of the products that I used from Marion's lines.
I used my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Pitt Artist Pens on the texture stamps from Marion's winter release,  to add depth and texture to the plain cardstock.   Pitt pens are made with India ink and have a slow dry time on a prepped surface allowing for blending. However, on a non-prep surface they make an awesome permanent ink solution!  
I added splashes of aqua watercolor paint to mimic that rainy day, and ground my photo to the layout.  Lots of yummy ephemera were cut from the collection to give the layout that "all boy" feel.   The journaling spot was a scrap from Marion's Digi line!  Here is a glimpse at the final layout!
I just love how playful this layout is.  These colors remind me of how vibrant it is in the summer just  after a rain shower. 
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs

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