Hey there again, friends! I have a new layout for My Mind's Eye to share today. I am totally loving the new releases. I used the beautiful new nautical collection By The Sea for this page. I'm so excited to use it because I have a lot of fun travel pictures to scrap. These photos are from our recent vacation to St. Maarten, and this line is just perfect for it.
I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create the big wheel on some MME Kraft cardstock. I backed the open spots with various patterned papers and added in lots of little bits and pieces. I used white gesso to create that foggy look around the wheel, and then I added some watercolor.
One of my favorite things about MME collections are all the bits and pieces that come with them. Good old fashioned brads...enamel dots & shapes, flair, chipboard...stickers...you name it. I couldn't resist clustering those things here. I did do some machine stitching through the wheel with silver thread.
I decided to use the shape of the wheel to add my title. I used the shiny silver alpha stickers there, and I love how it turned out.
I absolutely LOVE this title! I can't take credit for it, though...I punched these letters from one of the Journal Cards. I added some red watercolor and then traced around them with a white gel pen. How clever is this phrase? I just love it. I added my journaling around the outer edges.
Here is one more close-up of the top area. I added this cute chipboard piece and a few enamel dots and a cute star. I used a Journal Card as a layer behind my photos.
I hope this gives you some fun ideas of how to use this collection...if you have boating photos, this line is perfect!
Thanks for stopping by :)