What I used:
Paper & Card: Sandylion CK OK 12x12 "Blue Floral Paper", Papermania Colossal 12x12 paper pack (original), Papermania 12x12 green and yellow plain cardstock
Embellishments: Papermania Creative Papercraft Kit "Summertime", Magazine freebie die cuts "Summer", Doodlebug Simply Sweet mini alphabet rub-ons "blue jean", yellow mini brads, Papermania Paper Shapes "Pastel"
Tools & Colour: XCut Impress (original) standard and italic alphabet die sets, XCut pokey tool, Orange and blue Whispers brush markers
- I had intended to put the sun embellishment where the 'splish splash' embellishment is, but Bob said the sun should be high up to be like real life, so I moved it :-)
- I considered using blue swirly paper for the centre, because it's like water, but I thought that was a bit too literal an interpretation of the subject. I used the yellow swirly paper instead because it suggested both water and heat haze, and because it was a great match for the pool.
- I didn't want lots of journalling because the photos and the title tell the story, so I just added a couple of bullet points at the edge to remind us of the things that weren't obvious.
- For the journal bullets in the bottom right, I used the chipboard sheet from which I popped the "Summer" banner as a template.