Hey there! Today I wanted to share two more of the projects I created for Creativation 2017 (CHA) featuring the new Secrets of the Sea collection by Bella Blvd. I used the girl line, and it is just perfect for my pool photos! I couldn't wait to use the adorable little mermaids in the collection.
For this layout, I started with some white cardstock as my background. I wanted to keep things light since the mermaids were so colorful as well as my photo. I used a big chunk of subtle floral patterned paper on the center of my background and then went over a lot of the area with white gesso. I used several Shimmerz Paints to create lots of colorful watercolor splotches. I created my "mermazing" title using the Open Letter Alpha from The Cut Shoppe and several of the patterned papers. I added foam under it to give it some height, and I added some matching tangled thread under it. I used three of the super adorable mermaid die cuts for embellishing...they are my favorite!
Look at these colors! I layered the cute blonde mermaid right on top of my photo since I had some open space there. I like doing this when there's space and when it doesn't take away from the photo. I love how it looks like my daughter is looking right at her :) Here you can see the dimension from the foam adhesive.
Here you can really see the awesome shadows created from the dimension. I added a few of the blue alpha stickers from the collection to complete the title and then I machine stitched through it. I created another cute cluster down at the bottom using another mermaid, flower die cut and a cute fishy puffy sticker.
I added my journaling down here at the bottom. Here you can see how the gesso faded out some of the floral pattern yet you can still see it. I love doing this to create a subtle look.
I love the color of the pool water....oh my gosh! My favorite! I probably could've added a little more adhesive foam to make this a little more even, but from the top view it looks okay to me. And when it goes into an album it will look just fine :)
Here's one more look at the title area...I really love how this turned out.
I also made a card, and I tried to get creative with the title :D I combined some puffy stickers with some die cuts to create a fun little ocean scene.
I added some blue Shimmerz to the background to give the "water" a little variation in color. I love the pops of pink and green, and the navy really pops. I used some of the Tiny Text alphas to create the title.
Again, adding foam adhesive under the fish really makes a big difference!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!