Thursday, September 8, 2016

Doodlebug's Anchor's Aweigh Layout!

Hello scrappers!

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! 



  1. Good use of twine to add accent and depth to your finished page..... Lynda