Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Last Day of Summer Vacation-Pool Party Classic Kit

I have another fun layout created with the July 2015 "Pool Party" classic kit!  I thought these papers and embellishments worked great with some splash pad pictures from the end of last summer.

I adore the flamingo die cut that came in the kit, so I had to use it here.  The little sentiments are stamped using various roller stamps" that I have collected over the years. The "Summertime" die cut is actually a scrap from the October Afternoon background paper branding strip. 

I think that starburst background papers are so perfect!  They lead your eye straight to the photograph.  I wanted to add a little color into this October Afternoon "Sunshine" starburst paper, so I cut some of the Pebbles "Splash" patterned paper and fit it over a few of the sunburst rays.  In hindsight, I think it would have been easier to cut a few rays out of the October Afternoon background paper, and placed the Pebbles patterned paper behind it.  

I then proceeded to add a pop of color over the seams using red thread and a zig zag stitch on my sewing machine.

For the right side of my layout, I tried to incorporate the same pattern papers and the red zig zag stitching, so it would look like a coherent 2 page layout.  I also used an 8x10 collage of photographs to fit more pictures onto the layout.

One of my favorite things from the "Pool Party" Classic Kit was the Pebbles Fun in the Sun Puffy Stickers.  I used them on both sides of this layout to create titles.  The tiny pink heart October Afternoon pop drop and the Queen & Co. blue flowers made for perfect little embellishments to jazz up the title.

Thank you for checking out my layout!  I look forward to sharing another Pool Party layout next week.  In the mean time, I believe there are still a few more "Pool Party" Classic Kits available at the shop!!!  Have a great week!!!


Michelle said...

Merida, this is wonderful! Such a fun and creative layout. Love it!

Michelle said...

Auto-correct messed up your name. 😧
I'm sorry!

Lynn K said...

Love your layouts! The colors are so summery and I love how many photos you incorporate into your pages!!

Becky said...

Love how you inserted the strips into the sunburst paper. Such a fun summery layout.

Meridy said...

Thank you everyone!!!

benilhalk said...

Lovely creations!! Everything looks fantastic. I love this post. For hosting a grand pool party on my daughter’s birthday, I chose one of the best venues for events. The pool area over there was outstanding. It was a perfect place to use my custom decoration ideas.