Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lily Bee Design | Catch A Wave

I had a layout on the Lily Bee Design blog yesterday.  The theme this week is “Unique Paper Techniques”.  And yesterday was also sketch Tuesday, so Becky Williams and I decided to combine paper technique, the August layout sketch, and summer photos.

My layout is based on this sketch on the Lily Bee blog.


The circles toward the bottom of the sketch reminded me of portholes.  And since my layout is nautical/ocean in nature, I thought it would be perfect to make them look like underwater portholes!  Here’s my layout, Catch A Wave.

Supplies:  Destination Collection (Luggage paper, Atlas paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Label Stickers, Chit Chat Stickers, Letter Stickers, Embellishment Bundle), Sweet Shoppe Collection (Candy Stick paper, Jelly Bean paper, Licorice Whip paper), Pinwheel Collection (6x6 Tiny Tablet).

My paper technique here is that I used a 1.75" circle punch to punch five circles directly out of my background paper.  Then I used a 2" circle punch to punch vellum and patterned paper circles to fill the holes.  I filled the holes with sequins, wood veneers, and papers to create little underwater scenes. 

I used my Silhouette digital cutter to cut out some wave shapes with patterned paper to adhere behind and in front of my photo to create movement.

I hand-cut a fish and attached some twine from the embellishment bundle to it.  I dropped some color mist onto my layout to make it look like water splashes and air bubbles in the ocean.

A closer look at the "portholes" on the bottom of my layout.

I really enjoyed making this summer water-themed layout using the August Lily Bee sketch and some cool paper techniques!  :-)  Oh, I’ve had a couple of questions on how I was able to capture the photo.  Todd and I were riding the same wave.  I was on my own boogie board and I took the shot with my Olympus waterproof camera strapped to my wrist. 


  1. SUPER cool layout!!!!!!!! Such a fun one to look at! Congrats on being put on the LB blog too!

    1. I'm on their design team, LOL. I sign up to make projects for their blog. But thank you! :)

  2. Such a great layout. I always say, 'Oh I've got to try that' and never do because I forget. Never thought about pinning it for later.... Duh. So many ideas so little time. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. That really is an AWESOME photo! I just got a waterproof camera (It's an Olympus, too) myself! I'm so excited to try it out when we go on vacation!


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