Thursday, July 19, 2012

Beachy Keen

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I love a good play on words for a title and when I saw that one of the June assignments for Get It Scrapped!, was Ideas for Beach Pages, the title for this layout immediately popped into my head!  The goal of this assignment, was to create a beach page by taking either a conventional or creative approach.  And one of my favorite ways to scrapbook beach photos, is by creating a scene on my page that evokes the feeling of being at the beach.




  
There are several factors playing together in this layout, that reinforce the beach look I was going for.  I loved the red, whites, and blues that I mixed from the October Afternoon lines, because they remind me of those cute little sailor suits we were probably all dressed in, as children.  I also fussy cut several "waves" from one of the 8x8 Seaside papers, to add the effect of water under my photos.  The wood grain paper definitely brings to mind the piers at the beach or the drift wood that floats onto the sand.  And of course, a beach page wouldn't be complete without a sun and a big fluffy cloud floating by!  I decided to take a little bit of a different approach with the cloud on this page.  I used a pencil to draw a light outline of the cloud and then I used a Zig pen to add adhesive along the outline.  Baker's twine was perfect medium to use around the outline for the cloud, so I placed it along the adhesive, section by section to let it dry and stay in place.


With Summer right on top of us, I am sure you will have a ton of photos that need to be scrapped, and I hope you found a little inspiration today.  Hop over to Get It Scrapped! and check out how the other members of the Creative Team took on this assignment!

Products Used:  

Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon & Bella Blvd.
Buttons & Stickers:  October Afternoon
Thickers:  American Crafts
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Brad:  The Paper Studio
Other:  Toothpick


  

19 comments:

  1. Lovely LO... and believe you conveyed the feel. Love how you did the clouds with twine.

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  2. Great layout! Love the beautiful scene you have created!

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  3. I love the waves and the sun peeking out from behind. And I really like how you used multiple journal spots in bright summe colors. Great layout!

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  4. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the rays on the sun, the clouds, the photos, the layered waves!! WOW!!! I am LOVING this one Ashley!!!

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  5. Totally fun layout, Ashley!! I love the scene you've created with the strips of waves and the sun!!!

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  6. Love the twine sun and cloud. And the way you did your journaling is so fun! The popped up waves are a nice touch too. Great colors... Love it all!

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  7. Loving all the October Afternoon fun on this page. So cute!

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  8. Wow, so fun. Love the wave strips and that amazing pieced sun!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  9. Cute, cute, cute Ashley! Love the color scheme and the 2 striped papers add some pizzaz :)

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  10. oh this one is just adorable! I love how you used the twine to make the cloud and the adorable little banner at the bottom of the page! Love all the journaling boxes too! Awesome!

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  11. I love this, all the nautical elements, the wood grain, and of course that OA banner is a fave of mine :) very cute summery page, your kids must love this one :)

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  12. Such an awesome layout, Ashley!! Love it!!!

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  13. Absolutely love what you did with the OA!

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  14. Love this!!! Fabulous layout!! :)

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  15. This is awesome Ashley! Your LOs have so much detail, its just gorgeous!!! Love these colors!

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  16. This is awesome Ashley! Your LOs have so much detail, its just gorgeous!!! Love these colors!

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  17. Totally adorable. I love the whimsical feel to the layout and the twine cloud.

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