The One with the Ali Edwards SUMMER STORIES Layouts

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Today I'm sharing a pair of Ali Edwards Digital Creative Team layouts using the SUMMER STORIES digital stamps!
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Description: I had two separate visions for the SUMMER STORIES digital stamps and I couldn't decide which technique or finished layout I liked better, so, here they both are :)
Journaling says: Fox loved swimming so much - he probably would have spent all day in the pool if we let him! His favorite was playing with Dad.

How to: First I traced and created a background from some of the words in the SUMMER STORIES digital stamp set. I replaced the blade in my Silhouette Cameo with a black pen and drew the custom background. Then I watercolored over each word - the pen bled into the paint but it's all good. Once the watercoloring was dry I added a photo and embellished with the Poolside collection by Crate Paper. And lastly, I wrote some journaling on a tag and tucked it under the photo.

Supplies: Digital elements: SUMMER STORIES digital stamps by Ali EdwardsAdhesivepen: American Crafts; Chipboard, die cuts, stickers, wood veneer, pinwheels, enamel dots: Crate Paper; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
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TARIFA by Paige Evans

Description: The second technique I wanted to try was watercoloring over the die cut words and here's the results!

Journaling says: The view from the apartment we rented in Tarifa, Spain looking out over into Tangier Morocco was magnificent to behold! Made up for the power outage, noise, and nastiness of the apartment, kind of :)

How to: Using the same design from the first layout, I changed the pen back to a blade and die cut the background from white cardstock. I left everything on the sticky mat and then watercolored over the words in stripes of rainbow color. I stitched the words in place onto a white cardstock background. Then a photo and some embellishments (also from the Poolside line by Crate Paper), title, journaling, etc, and this layout was complete!

Supplies: Digital elements: SUMMER STORIES digital stamps by Ali EdwardsAdhesivepen: American Crafts; Chipboard, die cuts, wood button, stickers: Crate Paper; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
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Lots of AE layouts lately - I'm having a blast with this whole hybrid business!


  1. These are both GORGEOUS! LOVING the backgrounds you created!!!!!!!

  2. You do amazing layouts as always! I have always wondered how long it takes great scrappers to embellish a layout. Just cause I'm super slow at it. :)

  3. So cool! You blow me away with your talent!

  4. GENIUS way to show two different ways to showcase Ali's set--FUN!

  5. Love the watercolors on these layouts, Paige!

  6. Oh my! Just lovely......thank you! Wow, the colors.......


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