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Icecream Wednesdays: A Layout by Sue Crease

Icecream Wednesdays: A Layout by Sue Crease

Today I’m sharing this cute layout of my sister's granddaughter Eleanor who spends Wednesdays with them most weeks. As they live by the coast on the better days they take a trip out and if it's not too chilly she loves to have an ice cream. This photo was taken just after she had finished the most enormous 99!
I started by taking a sheet from the 49 and Market - Spectrum Sherbet collection (my last from the collection) which I cut down to 11". I added some hand stitching to each of the slices leaving threads hanging off the edge. I distressed the edges and matted the strips on to black card stock. Then I included some red and white dot paper to give a playful border. I matted the photo on to black card stock with foam underneath for dimension.
Because Eleanor's skirt has strawberries on it, I grabbed the strawberry paper by Maja Design and cut out a heart which I decided to make into a shaker.  The top of the shaker is made from Monochromes - Coral, and I added a little strawberry ‘shaker mix’ in to it. I also cut lots of different dies using Bazzill Basics - a full list is at the bottom of the page.
I’ve had the ice-cream cone die for years and I think this is only it’s second time in use! The ‘Love You’ is cut from a 49 and Market Spice paper and matted on to their green.
Once I was happy with my collection of ephemera I set about putting the layout together. I felt it needed a few more bits and this is when I added the tickets and the little arrows from the Strawberry Lemonade Ephemera kit.
I also used some snippets from the sticker sheet of Simple Stories' Wild Flower and Boho Baby collections.
Here is a closer look at the ice-creams. As you can see, I cut out another. This time its a Mivi.
Where possible, I like to add a little bit of hand written journaling as, in years to come, this will help her remember what went on. To finish off I added some flat sequins, in candy colours, about the page.
Thanks for stopping by again today, I hope you get chance to call in and see Janine at the shop and check out all the new goodies which are arriving weekly. If not, do as I do and visit the online store.
Supply List
Monochromes – Special shades – Coral 
Addition supplies (currently out of stock)
49 and Market Spectrum Sherbet paper and
Strawberry Lemonade Ephemera pack.
Snippets from Simple Stories Boho Baby and Wildflower sticker sheets.
Strawberry paper by Maja Design
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