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.

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*****Supplies*****

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

***Embellishments***
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
Cheesecloth

***Mediums***
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

***Tools***
Creative Embellishments – Stencil – Fishnet

***Other***
Art Institute – Dries Clear Designer Adhesive


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

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