Hi scrappy friends! It’s Pol back again with another layout using the really cute and fun Under The Sea collection by Echo Park. Now I’ve eased you in gently with my last layout that I kept quite simple, this one is typical Pol style – bright, busy, with tons of fussy cutting and some stitching!
This is one of those pages where the more you look, the more new things you spot! For once I started my layout with a photo in mind rather than picking one halfway through the page. This photo I took of the clown fish when we went to The Sealife Centre was calling out for the cute clown fish paper.
To start with, I used my Silhouette Cameo3 to cut the large clown fish shape using black and white cardstock and the orange paper from Under The Sea. I adhered it to white cardstock, pierced holes around it, and hand stitched it with contrasting colour threads. Once I had finished, I cut around it and attached it to my background paper.
To mimic sand at the bottom of the sea, I adhered torn paper strips to the bottom of my background paper. I then added weeds and coral that I had cut out with my Cameo in various papers.
I then used all the fish, crabs, shells, starfish, and turtles I had spent an evening fussy cutting from the Ocean Friends and the Border Strips papers, and tucked them in and around the weeds and corals.
To finish off I tucked my photo slightly behind the large fish, and added my title using white and teal thickers. The story behind the title is funny – when we saw the huge tank of clown fish at the Sea Life Centre, my 7 year old son pointed and yelled “but mum, which one is Nemo?”!
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back later in the month with a layout using the beautiful Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset collection.