My goal was to find a way to use the Die Cut Banner pieces in a fun and unique way. As I was moving them around and looking at them I realized - hey why not use them around a circle!?! They don't have to be a banner! I love how doing this helps them mimic a sun or a flower - both perfectly appropriate for the feel of the layout! I did a pattern using the four different banner shapes and trying to alternate colors, patterns, etc.
I thought the mermaids in the collection were so fun that I used several of them! They even have one come in Doodlepop form - adding some dimension to the layout! Pieces from the This & That Sticker Set helped provide a title and subtitle for it.
I used a mixture of the Lily White Glitter sprinkles and Under the Sea Shape Sprinkles to surround the mermaids. They add such a fun touch of whimsy and pops of color and dimension too!
I specifically chose the background paper for my circle that I did for several reasons: it matched the water in the picture almost perfectly, it reminded me of waves and mermaid scales, and I knew I could go crazy with my craft knife and make it pop! After I cut out the circle and placed my picture on it - I used my craft knife to randomly cut up scallops and pull them up. I didn't count or do any pattern I just looked at it as I went and filled in where I thought it could use another. I then topped those off with a dab of glitter glue. I am always drawn to scallops and using my craft knife with them and am always pleased with the results too!
I can't wait to dive into this collection and play some more!