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.
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