Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Although I'm wrapped from head to toe in winter clothing and the fire is roaring away in the background, I've been scrapping about warmer weather. This week's theme on the Pebbles blog is 'Summer Fun' and although I'm not really feeling very summery, I did enjoy grabbing out the pool photos and atleast thinking warm happy thoughts for an evening. These photos were taken over the summer when my niece and nephew came to stay. The kids spent so much time in the pool that I have an abundance of wonderful pictures!

I really enjoyed creating this layout as I did something a little different and not something I can lay claim to doing very often... fussy cutting my photos. I love the look it created but don't think I'd want to do it on all my projects, there's just something about cutting up a perfectly good photo that makes me a little uneasy.

I combined papers from both the new Pebbles mid season release 'Floral Lane' and 'Happy Go Lucky' to create the water wave and splash effect. I must admit, I really love a company that thinks about their colours and shades so that it doesn't matter what collection you use, you can always find papers that will go together regardless.

Gosh, I haven't hand stitched for a while, almost forgot how it was done... well not really, but it does seem like it has been a while.

TIP: To add fun little elements to the layout I decided to fussy cut the clouds from the Cloud Nine paper and run them through my little crimping machine and to create a bit of extra dimension to the sun I mounted different sized circles using pop dots. There's always small little extras you can add or do to your layout that will give it that unique spin.

Don't forget to pop over to the Pebbles blog HERE to see more summery projects from the DT.
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  1. Splendid Melinda...you are the fussycutting queen!!

  2. Oh wow! Love this Melinda! What a great way to use your photos! Stay warm. xx

  3. This is un-real. SO amazing my friend!

  4. This is SO stunning Melinda!! Love the photos and how you've created the waves and the big splash! Oh, and that sun is gorgeous!

  5. What a super fun layout! I love it!!