I am really loving the Poolside collection from Crate Paper. It has so many versatile elements that can be used to scrap any type of summer memories - not just those associated with being in and by the water. I layered several of the diecut pieces from this collection, for this pretty cluster to the right of my journaling and photo. I love the pops of color and texture all of the layers add.
When I first laid the circle background directly onto my striped patterned paper, it was hardly visible and completely overshadowed by the paper's color and design. To make the cut file stand out and become more of a focal point, I backed it with an oversized matting of vellum and used foam adhesive to attach the diecut piece to my page. Doing so, creates an extra layer of dimension and interest, and keeps the cool circle design from blending into the striped paper background.
Well, now I'm of to squeeze in a few more summer memories with my family, now that the weekend is here. Happy Saturday and happy crafting!!!