Hi everyone! Alex here today with a fun inspiration piece I found on Pinterest. I fell in love with the arrangement and colors of these citrus slices.
I wanted to print it and use it as it is for my background, but that wouldn't be much fun, would it? Instead, I followed the arrangement of the slices and created this Silhouette Studio cut file which you can download HERE.
I wanted to scrap this photo of the little man for some time, but until now I didn't have the right shade of green in my stash. Thank you OA for this beautiful Fresh Fruit Summertime paper!
I let most of the slices be white on white (which I love!), but just to mix it up a bit I backed some of them with pieces of the Green Grass.
The tiny hearts are Summertime Double Take stickers. I wish I had a full sheet just with them!
I sent my inspiration piece to my super talented friend Patricia, knowing that she would rock it! Here is the layout she made.
I adore the mix of different round elements!! So clever!
Here is what Patricia had to say about her project:
I am a huge fan of circles and Alex’s inspiration piece had my creative juices flowing. I loved the smaller clustered circles between the larger circles, so that is exactly how I did my layout. I punched out circles and scallops…layered them, and then filled in with circle stickers, more punched circles, enamel shapes and brads. I mostly used the new Summertime collection for the pattern paper, stickers, and badges. But I was also able to pull in Treasured Map brads, stickers and chipboard Public Library brads, Saturday Mornings brads, and Daily Flash stamps, badges, enamel shapes. Continuing with the circle theme, I placed my title and subtitle (it is actually a conversation with Stitch and Gantu) around two of the circles…keeping Aloha! around the photo for the main focus. To attach the brads, I cut the prongs off and applied either liquid glue or a pop dot to attach it. This gave me better control of exactly where I wanted them. Thank you so much, Alex, for this amazing inspiration!
Don't you love how all the brads and layered circles add dimension to the page! Love this SO much, Patricia! Thank you so much!
I hope you feel inspired to make something with these pretty citrus slices or/and the cut file I created for you. Have fun!