I can't resist a good movie title, quote, song title or lyrics for a layout title! :) I've had so many Summer layouts this year, that I am starting to run out of choices!! But I realized I had not used one of my favorites yet, from Finding Nemo. So "Just Keep Swimming" worked out perfectly for this layout. This page wasn't for DT work, so I spent a little longer on it, than I would a typical layout. I thought it would be fun to stitch a sunburst...but three hours later when I finished the layout, I wasn't still so sure that was a good idea!!
To create the sunburst, I drew a line across my page about 4 inches down. Then I used the ruler to draw several rays from a center point. I alternated Pink and Yellow embroidery floss, by back stitching it on each of the rays. I also wanted to add a little more detail to the burst, so I mixed in some of the wood grain and Yellow sequins from the Studio Calico Atlantic collection. I also wanted to use the awesome cut file, that Heather Leopard used on one of her American Crafts layouts last week. I purchased it in the Silhouette shop and used it in a smaller capacity, compared the way Heather used it on her page. But I love that it gave a wave effect, under the photos.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Basic Grey & My MInds Eye; Wood Veneers & Sequins: Studio Calico; Washi Tape: The Paper Bakery; Printable: Chic Tags; Tags: Elle's Studio; Button & Mini Market Stickers: October Afternoon; Star Paper Clip: Two Peas in a Bucket