Sunday, July 7, 2019

By the Sea

I created this layout for the July Challenge at Creative Embellishments, where it’s all about Blues with a twist to use clouds or waves.

This was a perfect opportunity to finally scrap one of the photos while on a cruise with stops in Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire last April. I decided on both clouds and waves for the twist, using this view of the coast of Bonaire.

After coating both sides of my paper with clear gesso, I used a Creative Embellishments stencil and white crackle paste to create some texture around the page.
As this was setting, I selected a few chipboard shells from Creative Embellishments and hit them with a coating of mist.

I backed my photo with a piece of packaging to give it dimension and stability and glued it to the page, tucking several small pieces of cheesecloth here and there around the sides.

I decided to leave the Nautical Corner chipboard bare to blend in with the bottom of my photo. I cut it in half and placed the larger piece to the bottom of the image. The remaining piece was glued underneath, creating a dangle.

My shells were now dry. I wanted them to be a little whiter, so I used my applicator to coat them with Distress Ink before placing them around the photo.

I placed a few blooms and several flat back pearls (a gift from my Swap Buddy Dawna) to the “wheel” part of the chipboard.
Next, I glued down a bit of flair (also from Creative Embellishments) to use as my title piece.

To finish my page, I scattered a few Mélange pebbles around the page.


Maja Design – Denim & Girls Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Tough but Sweet #DEN-1023

Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Nautical Corner
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Seashells
Creative Embellishments – Flair – By the Sea
Prima – Golden Coast Collection – Flower Embellishments – Malibu Paradise #640019
Kaisercraft – Paper Blooms – Coconut #F627
Bo Bunny – Double Dot Jewels – Blue Hues #11707521
Prima – Art Ingredients – Art Pebbles – Mélange #963323

Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Clear Gesso #961466
Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – White Crackle #961503
Prima – Color Bloom – Spray Mist – Frost #582890
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Picket Fence #TIM40781

Creative Embellishments – Stencil – Fishnet

Art Institute – Dries Clear Designer Adhesive

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.


  1. This is so gorgeous, my friend! And look at all the CE products! Thank you for sharing your entry with us at Creative Embellishments!

  2. Beautifully created! I like the addition of the cheesecloth! Thank you for joining us at the Creative Embellishments challenge!

  3. Hi Peggy. Your page is serene, perfect, and peaceful. You've created an image of a place I'd love to visit. Hold it- I believe I had the exquisite honor to be with you on beautiful Bonaire. What a place - you've captured it's essence perfectly. Thanks for joining the CE challenge.

  4. Beautiful photo and layout! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments.