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Sunset Layout by Jen Matott

Sunset1It's summer time and the weather is finally warm enough for us to spend time at the beach (even if it is a lakeside beach) and enjoy each other and the sunsets of Central New York.  This page has a photo of a sunset in Florida but it does remind me of summer days.  I created this layout on a patterned paper that looks like cork.  It gave it a sandy feel and I love the look of natural materials.

Sunset2This layout was screaming for some Whipped Spackle!  I love that stuff!  Seriously who doesn't love a little texture on their flat art?  I used a Heidi Swapp stencil to add dots of Spackle!

Sunset3After layering some papers (some of which I had scraps of and just cut off the shapes), I stamped arrows with a Stamper's Big Brush Pen on the papers. I also dripped some Chalkboard Paint on the page too.  I love the black of that paint and it drips so nicely!

I used some fun materials from my stash (I am a secret art material hoarder) like dress pattern paper, a canvas tag from some jeans I bought at LOFT, and a pretty doily.  The canvas tag was stitched on as a test for my new sewing machine!  I was having fun with some of the decorative stitches.  I had thrown it in the scrap bin and used it here.

I love looking at this page and remembering how the sand felt under my feet and the sunset on the beach!  Will you visit the beach this summer? 

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WOW - FABULOUS page Jen!!!
LOVE the colours and stamped arrows, the white & fussy cutting looks wonderful!!!
LOVE your background, it really does look like cork, a great contrast with the textures of your pretty layers!!!

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