I punched out the stars in the LimeTwist collection and arranged the circles as my background piece. I felt the white circles on white cardstock did not pop so I added the orange to show off the multi-colored stars. I also randomly popped up some of the stars for some surprise dimension. I wanted another embellishment that wasn't a star so I layered different sizes of circles plus some wired cording to create a life preserver that matched a beach theme. I paired these photos with this collection because the colors of the buoys perfectly matched the bright colors of the papers. I hand stitched around the layout to create a thin border that wouldn't compete with the busyness of the star pattern. This is based on Allison Davis' One Page Sketch #1 which you can download and use here: http://www.sketchsupport.com/p/one-page-sketches.html
Thanks, Michelle! This layout is great and totally inspired! I love how Michelle "made" the paper that she wanted - hopefully you'll think outside the box the next time you want something that doesn't really exist - just think about this layout and create your own!
We'll see you on Monday! Hope you're feeling crafty this weekend!