Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Girls and Cones

To me, it isn't summer if we aren't having ice cream cones after dinner on the porch or lawn. Melty, drippy, hot and sticky, during those endless summer days.

I wanted to do a handpainted title for this layout, and this piece was originally just a rough sketch, to get an idea of size and placement. I ended up really liking it, so although it is not perfect, I just used it. I loved the Fancy Pants ampersand die cut from the August Thrift Shop add-on at Cocoa Daisy, and it was a perfect match to the Witch's Brew October Afternoon Sprinkler I used to paint the title. 

Love these Panda Eight printables that come with your Cocoa Daisy subscription. So handy! I typed write on this printable label.

This pull-a-flower ribbon by Little B is so pretty! It came in the Thrift Shop add-on, too. I used it as a scalloped ribbon, and pulled it just slightly to add a bit of gathering and dimension. I also tucked in a piece of pleated tissue paper ribbon that I sewed.

I heat embossed the Cocoa Daisy confetti stamp onto the background paper, using Versamark and white ZING embossing powder by American Crafts. I stuck down a wobbly row of heart enamel dots... I like the way they look like they're floating up from the bike.

I made an ice cream cone embellishment out of a piece of paper from the cut apart sheet included in the Thrift Shop add-on (looks like that was my fave and most-used add-on this month!) and a scrap of cute pink and red polka dot paper that was a Cocoa Daisy exclusive from a kit earlier this year -- Here I Am. I freehand cut the papers, adhered them to chipboard and covered them with matte gel. Then I added some Jenni Bowlin Studio gold star rub-ons over top. Cute! 

I wish I had taken before and after shots, because adding the little pen dots around the painted letters completely transformed them! What a difference it made. So easy, too. I love that. Easy AND nice.

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Sylvie said...

How lovely! I love the hand painted title!

Tracie Marie said...

I love yoru painted title!! I thuogth it was a pre-made PL card. So cute. Keep making them!!! Great layout!

Unknown said...

love this and all the details. The floating hearts are such a sweet touch

Patter Cross said...

Too sweet (no pun intended). :) Love the title and that adorable photo! Great page!!