Saturday, July 14, 2012

Splash Splash Splash! GCD Studios

Here in Houston, we have been in our pool since mid March, which means I have a TON of pool photos to scrap!  Our kids just love being in the water, and it is such a relief from the hot weather here.

I decided to stick with a color combo that went with my photos. I was thinking about layers of waves, so I took some strips of blue paper and used a border punch on one long edge.  Then I punched some random small holes in them and layered them in the middle of my page. When I was looking at these photos, I was also inspired by the oval shape of the raft, so I stitched an oval over my strips and also created an oval shaped journaling area, too.

I found a water splash cutting file online which I cut with my electronic die cutting machine.  I used the cut out pieces for embellishment, but I also used the negative as a mask for painting some water splashes, and also for doing a little heat embossing with some clear embossing powder (you can see the glare a bit off the shiny embossed areas).

We have got quite a few months left of pool weather, which means I have a lot more water and pool layouts to come!  :)  Hope you are finding a way to stay refreshed this summer!

GCD Studios Patterned Papers: Oh Happy Day "Andrea" 1773, Flower Child "Twisted Floral" 1649, Splendor "Sunswept" 1684, Splendor "Zig Zag" 1687, Botanique "Alphas" 1708, Botanique "Grandma's Pearls 1712.  Other- spray ink, embossing powder and ink, machine stitching, electronic die cutting machine.


Anonymous said...

fabulous!!! i love the stitching and the way you used the splashes!

Diana Waite said...

AWESOME--I really like the splashes and stitching!

Unknown said...

Love the waves and water splashes!

Diana Fisher said...

Love the water splashes, the title work and also the pics! So cool!

Christa said...

I love the transparent feel of these splash bits. The flow (haha) of the piece is perfect too. Wonderful. Wonderful,