I think this might be my new favourite layout!
I used Shimelle's "4x6 photo love" sketch for May so we're using 5 photos which is a help to anyone who has loads of photos of the same thing and yet can't bear not to scrap them all!
I couldn't resist using my new wave punch on this layout and I also got to use some dies that I bought last year and haven't touched. I've been saving the gorgeous aqua woodgrain paper and this was the perfect time to use it. With all the letters and 3 sheets of patterned paper used, it is probably one of my most expensive layouts ever but there are scraps left over and I didn't use a single "e"!
In keeping with the video of ideas from Shimelle, I painted on some Glimmer Mist around the straight edges. Except that mine is so subtle that it is pretty much invisible! I used Dazzling Diamonds, which is the first mist I ever owned, as I didn't want to add colour just glimmer. I painted the lines and then added some to the clusters but I don't think I will bother with that colour again!
Ample journalling room gave me space to witter on about how much I loved watching the kids poking around in the rockpools, whatever the weather. The beach at Newport in Pembrokeshire is wide, hard, sandy and quiet so you can drive your car onto it and set up camp for the day with as much stuff as you like. This is brilliant when you have children and an elderly relative with you and it also means that there is plenty of sand to play on without being near the water. The rockpools are what the children love best though and we spent many happy hours there pottering about looking for ever bigger crabs or more and more unusual specimens. We can only assume it will be the same again this coming summer. And that's totally fine with me :-)
Bye for now