Hi Pink Paislee fans, it’s Elsie here and I’m really excited to be kicking off the Summer Lights week on the blog. I think you’ll soon be as obsessed with it as I am!
I actually made this layout whilst we were having a mini heat wave in England (I know, we do actually get sunshine over here from time to time!) so it felt very appropriate to scrap a layout about keeping cool during the hot summer months. And I think we all know that the best way to keep cool during the summer is to eat as much ice cream as possible, which is what this layout is about!
Living by the coast, the tune of an ice cream van is definitely a soundtrack to my summer and I thought a paper-pieced ice cream van would make a super cute layout. I only used papers from the 6×6 paper pad to create the van, because I wanted to include as much pattern as possible, so having the patterned papers scaled down was great!
I also decided to piece together a giant ice cream cone and attach that to the van, it’s not ‘to scale’ but I think that adds to the whimsical and cartoon-y look of the van, it definitely adds more character!
The ‘gelato’ label came from one of the cut-apart papers, it looks like a neon sign so it was perfect to pop on top of my ice cream truck to give the impression of a sign.
The collection has holographic foil in it and I could not be more excited! One of my favourite embellishments from the collection are the ombre clear stickers. I stuck the ‘Chillin” sticker onto some white cardstock and cut it out to look like a flag. When the holographic foil catches the light you see a rainbow effect and trust me, it’s amazing!
There is a tonne of ice cream imagery in the collection: there are die-cut ephemera pieces, papers and chipboard ice creams, and they’re all seriously adorable! They were the perfect embellishments to scatter around my page.
And how awesome is the teal woodgrain paper? Not only does it add another texture to the page but it’s such a beautiful colour! I think this paper is going to be a must-have item in my stash for many years to come.
Now I really fancy an ice cream, who’s with me?!