Summer By Cristina Sales!

Summer By Cristina Sales!

Hi beautiful Simple Stories friends. Cristina here with you today to show you a new project I made with the brand new Color Vibe and Summer Farmhouse collections. I chose the Color Vibe textured cardstock lights that has pastel colors that I love the most. Beautiful texture and very high quality for these sheets that have a side in a solid color and the back one with tiny lovely white polka dots, really amazing.

I decided to use the solid side because I would make a mixed media layout using an acrylic paint that I spread directly on the sheet using a brush. I really love the effect from the light green and pink. When the paint was almost dry I mixed a little bit of the acrylic paint with water and I spread many drops on the cardstock using a watercolor brush. The total matte texture of this paint perfectly fits with the background sheet so I really love how it turned out. After that I let everything dry I started to make my composition.

As my pic is a little bit romantic I decided to add a delicate touch using white tulle on the mixed media background to create a contrast - Really cool!!! After that I cut my star file using my cameo using the hot pink cardstock and a white one, I superimposed the cut outline of the stars and then I did the same with the cut of the whole stars. Finally, I glued everything to the tulle using double-sided foam adhesive.

Each decorative element is from the Farmhouse collection and I chose some chipboard stickers. I just love the big title that is really gorgeous thanks to the lovely font used. I flipped over the opposite two corners and added some stickers there. To complete my decorations I spread many drops of gesso mixed with water and added some enamel dots and brads all around the page.

I usually love to create my composition using many layers and for that I added double tape foam adhesive to have a 3d effect. I think this way is much more affordable on the mixed media projects. This is my own idea about that so if you like my page take a chance to try to make something having fun with any kind of paint, watercolor, acrylic, gesso, everything goes because the Color Vibe textured cardstock it is very thick. This high quality paper helps you to add water based paints without any issue. Try it!

This is my project and I hope you are inspired by it. So please don’t forget to leave us a comment below and tell us which is your own idea on how to use these collections. Thank you so much for joining me today and see you to the next post.
Cristina xxx