Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yet another beach LO ...

Yes, another beach-themed layout!  Having done the two small LOs in CJs, I was really pleased to see this week's weekly challenge on UKScrappers involved a beach theme - it was good to play around with some of my ideas on a larger scale.

The challenge was a beach theme, the colour blue or turquoise, and two photos.  I knew immediately that I wanted to scrap some photos of this summer's holiday in France.  Although I initially had plenty of ideas, I couldn't find papers that looked right.  Then I found this paper with circles all over it - although it didn't seem like a "beachy" paper, the colours were so perfect I knew I had to use it. Then I remembered my new Tim Holtz mini mask, and started to get ideas ...






I rounded the corners of the photos to fit in with the circular theme and found a journalling card that fitted perfectly.  The letters were printed on cardstock and cut out (printed from the hybrid downloads that went with the ScrapaGogo kit in which I found this paper).  I inked over the mask to create the compass shape over one of the circles, then used a brad to attach a spinner in the centre of it ...



The finishing touch was to dry brush some sand-coloured acrylic paint around the edges for a sandy effect.

1 comment:

Claireliz said...

fab layout there.
C
xx