O.K. so I've spoken before about how when I'm deciding on a layout I'll pull out lots of papers and then go with my favourite. Above are all the papers and vellums I considered for this layout: "Water Babies". In the end I discarded all of the patterned papers and just used two vellums for my title as the beads I knew I wanted to use would get lost in a patterned paper. I chose the vellums for the wishy washy effect and they match the photos so well.
I used one page from my album as my background (plain white). I then stamped a blue green autumn leaves stamps onto this between each of the photos. I then added beads all around the edge by stitching them onto the layout. These were from my jewellery making collection and the string cost me $.80c. My title was created using my fiskars stencils and were cut from vellum. The bikini's were actually made using a sizzix at my LSS at the evening I went to recently using off cuts of paper. The only costly item for this page is the little mermaid. She is a handmade embellishment (Paper Piecings Handmade by Sam) and very pricey for me at $3.90. You could do the same layout easily without her but I loved her and thought she was so cute.
In the past I have always preferred multi photo layouts, mainly because I have so many photos of an event. I have been exploring the single photo layouts a bit lately so I can explore my more creative streak but here I had a heap of photos from our spring holiday last year and I thought they all should go on the layout. So here is a multi photo layout. (Excuse my bikini clad whiteness)....LOL
So here is the completed layout: