Doodlebug's 'Anchor's Aweigh' collection has to be one of the cutest nautical collections I've seen!
This paper has 'boat-themed layout' written all over it! Here's what we created with it:
*The title, sun and crab are not from the Anchor's Aweigh collection. I found them in my stash and knew they'd go great!
First I started on the hexagon pattern. It may seem like a big job at first, but it's actually pretty easy. Just punch a bunch of hexagons in the paper you're using and lay them out in the general area you want them. The thing is to make absolutely, 100% positive that the first hexagon you glue down is straight. If it's not, it's a ripple effect from there, and they'll all look crooked. It's best to start in a corner.
The boat and anchor embellishments are actually from the 12x12 quote sheet:
I just trimmed them very carefully, then I matted them on plain green cardstock.
Now on to my very favourite part. After I completed the hexagon pattern, it still looked a bit plain to me. Needed something.
When in doubt....always add baker's twine!
I used a fine tip adhesive and very carefully glued around the edge of the hexagon and laid the twine into it. I did that on a few hexagons and I think it really stands out!
I have the perfect picture of my kids on the boat at camp for this layout!
Thanks for looking!