When organising my photos to send them to my daughter's house I found the very first Santa photo with my youngest, he is so tiny in this photo; I just had to keep it out and scrap it and Crafters Choice Festive Pop by Ruby Rock-It was the perfect range for scrapping this photo as it has those gorgeous summer colours and I can see by how sweaty the kids are it was a hot day.
If you have any photos stored in those folders I recommend getting them out asap.
Crafters Choice Festive Pop 6x6 Paper Pad to go with my photo, I based my choices on the colours of my kids clothes as I wanted to draw attention to them.
I also pulled out some cardstock from my stash in colours similar to their clothes, starting with the pale blue of my baby boy's summer onesey. Then pulling in a pink and a green.
Next I started playing with the way my layers would sit on my page.
Then I adhered my layers down without gluing all the way to the edge in case I wanted to tuck anything in.
And when I saw this dog die cut I just add to add it as it looks just like the dog we had back then. So it feels like Miffy is part of the story even though she couldn't be in the photo.
I base coated it in White Gesso and then coloured it with Distress Inks in Spun Sugar on the heart, Brushed Cordoroy for the Kangaroo and a mix of Weathered Wood and Salty Ocean on the words.
I used a watercolour brush and applied multiple layers of the blue and pink, drying with my heat gun between coats so as to get a more effective look.
I added a small piece of Santa Surfing ribbon under the chipboard.
Later I added 2 heart stickers from my stash to this cluster.
I didn't notice things were crooked until everything was fully dried but I am embracing the wonkyness, it can represent how we were melting in the heat. ;)