Sunset Layout by Jen Matott
It'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.
After 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?