Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Swim with Dolphins

I was pretty excited when I saw the preview for the new collection from Little Yellow Bicycle!  What I didn't realize until I got Splash in my hands is just how cool it really is, especially the new vellum tape strips!!!!! I didn't use them in my layout below because I am saving them for something later this month but I seriously love them!

I did create a layout with some of the other bits from the collection. Last summer, we got to experience an adventure of a lifetime doing something as a family that I've always wanted to do – swim with the dolphins. It took some convincing to get my daughter in the dark water lagoon with mammals whose fins resemble a shark fin to my then 7 year old but once she saw that we were okay in the water, she got in and she had the best time! She's soo proud, she has a framed photo of her and the dolphin in her room.
I knew that I wanted to mimic the waves in the water and the Makin’ Waves paper had a great water rhythm to it so I cut the waves from the paper and just layered them on top of each other until I got the look I was going for.  I secured them with a dab of glue and then machine stitched over them in 5 coordinating colors. 

I kept the ends of the threads on purpose for 2 reasons – 1. I thought they added to the effect of the waves and 2. I didn’t feel right just abruptly ending the waves where they meet the photo but I also didn’t want to extend them across the entire page so I stitched on the right side of the photo to fade out the waves. 

 I then highlighted the other photos and my title by distressing and stitching paper from the 6x6 pad (they’re not just for cards anymore!). Before I added my photos, I splattered blue and white mist over the papers to resemble water being splashed by the waves and dolphins.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Head over to the Little Yellow Bicycle blog to see what a few of the other Biker Chicks did with the Splash collection.


Supplies:
SPL-106 Dune Blossoms
SPL-109 Makin’ Waves
SPL-304 6x6 Paper Pad
SPL-230 Clear Cut Shapes
SPL-303 Mini Flag Kit
SPL-140 Cardstock Stickers Fresh Verse
Studio Calico Mr. Hueys mists
Tattered Angels Mist
Authentique word phrases
Zig black pen .5mm

27 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! What an adventure that would be!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos, the paint splatters and loveeeeeeeeee all the stitching!! GORGEOUS!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow is right! Fantastic layout! LOVE all the stitching in different colors and those waves are just Ah-mazing! Great job!

Faygie Fellig said...

love it! all the details...

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

My DD would love doing this! I have my eye on this collection and I love what you did with it, especially the layered and stitched waves! On an exciting side note, congrats on making the CS CT!! :)

Carol said...

Love love the photos and the layout design is awesome! My kiddos would and I would love to does this one day TFS

Chris said...

Hi Heather, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Diana Waite said...

that water is AMAZING! GREAT layout Heather--those pictures are pretty amazing as well!

simona said...

besides these awesome photos my favorite part is the waves you created. very cool!!

Juliana said...

What a cool layout!!! I just enjoyed looking through your blog! So much inspiration!!!

Loni said...

I love the background of this! Great waves! :)

Brenda said...

What a fun-looking layout. I love the design of it.

corrie said...

LOVE this! I really love the stitching in the waves. Such a great detail!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I love how you did the waves, and what great pictures!

angie gutshall said...

Love this! The waves and stitching are amazing! Such a fun page!

Tina said...

Great stitching - such a fun layout!

Margie H said...

OMGosh, what a page! Beautiful - love the design and esp. those waves! Wonderful inspiration :)

Jennifer Grace said...

Gorgeous layout, I love the wavy stitching! x

Linda Beeson said...

I loved this when I saw it at Little Yellow Bicycle earlier today. I am in love with the layout you used for everything.

Michelle said...

This is so so cool!!! I love your page, Heather! Yes, this was perfect for your photos! What an amazing experience for your family. I love dolphins too. We are going to Sea World in FL next week. No swimming with them, but did pay for the close encounter where we get to pet and feed them (just no getting in the tank).

Joni Parker said...

Wow girl!! I came by to make sure you were on LYB DT before we passed out MS kits for July...since LYB was one of the choices. Anyhooo....love this layout...OMG...so many great ideas..so I was studying it very closely... and i noticed you put 2012 as the date? July 2012?? I do that all the time...LOL!

Johanna said...

How cute!! Love the way the pages are matching. And the wave stitching is great.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Love all the fun stuff you added to showcase such a memorable event! I'm in awe of the colorful stitching, I'm usually too lazy to both rethreading for a page. Thank you for sharing it on A Crafty Soriee, I've featured it in the newest one up on Thursday.

orange gearle said...

That stitching is absolutely fabulous!! I thought I was addicted to it, but your addiction is much farther along than mine -- and I thank you for it! Beautiful layout!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

I think this is adorable! I especially like how you have created your waves - they are amazing!

Elisabeth Bakken said...

Love the wawes and the stiching, what an awsome detail!!

Izzy Anderson said...

What a wonderful vacation for your family. Terrific pics. So sweet and fun. Love your page especially the creative way you did the waves. Can't wait to get my hands on this collection! :)

Rebecca said...

what an amazing experience and your outstanding layout really highlights those fabulous photos! i love the stitched waves!

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