Creating a Sunburst | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here.  With all these summer colors in the 2018 July Hip Kits, I wanted to create a fun sunburst for my page today.  I used a ruler to create the sunburst shapes from the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Life paper from the Main Kit.  I used white cardstock as my background, and I mixed some of the Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors from the Color Kit with some white gesso as well as some Shimmerz Frostbite from the June Color Kit.  I smudged it onto the background with a palette knife.  I didn’t have any blues in the sunburst, so I  made sure there was a lot behind it.

Once I glued down the sunburst pieces, I machine stitched through them and then bent up the edges to create some dimension.  I came back in later with more of the Pinkfresh Liquid Watercolor to add more areas of aqua.  I love the combination of the aqua and periwinkle color.

I used some of the Pretty Little Studio Stickers as well as a few flowers I fussy cut from a PLS paper.  I also scattered around some exclusive puffy heart and flower stickers.

I used some exclusive Project Life cards as layers behind my photo.  How cute is that cute cloud sticker?  It’s on the Pretty Little Studio Sticker Sheet.

I couldn’t wait to use one of these adorable exclusive ice cream cones!  The top is colored acrylic and the bottom is wood veneer.  So cute!  They are in the Project Life Kit.  I added some tangled thread in a few places as well.

I fussy cut this flower from a Pinkfresh Studio paper.  I topped it with some cute little exclusive acrylic flowers.

I used an exclusive die cut as my title.  It was the perfect fit right below the photo.

And one more close-up just because I love how it all came together 🙂

I hope this inspires you to try making a fun sunburst on your next summer layout.  It’s a great way to get lots of different colors on your page.  Be sure to check out my process video to see how I put this together.


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

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