I've been hanging around at the WeScrap online community a bit lately and have really been enjoying getting to know the scrapbookers there. Each Saturday, a sketch is posted. On Nov. 12th, DT member Sue Sykes posted this sketch:
I loved that it was a multi-photo yet still offered a great display of patterned paper. I trimmed some photos taken at my brother's house this summer of a family water balloon fight. The Echo Park Country Drive papers were bright and summery and so I paired them up for this sketch.
I chose the tree and bird pattern since trees show up in just about every photo and the stripe looks like it was made for Sarah's swimsuit. I turned it to be vertical, just so it would not be too much on the eye. I found some cute splatter blings and used them to convey the splash and splat that the balloons make when they burst. The popped up bird on the upper left pennant covers a ladybug that just didn't suit the rest of the layout. I machine stitched a lot on this layout, for texture and framing, and for my journalling lines. I adore my 2 threaded buttons perched right on the stitch line. They just make me happy! The finishing touch was some Crystal Effects added to the tree trunks and some of the birds.
Thanks for popping by!