4.18.2015

Dive In: A Beach Themed Scrapbook Page

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Hello, my friends!  After a whole week of not scrapping or crafting I finally got back into the swing of things this past week.  I created this layout for CSI case #160.  These are the perfect colors for a beach themed layout!

CSI case file no. 160
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Gesso and white sand paste add texture while the layering of die cuts adds depth.
Crystals and pebbles add sparkle and shine and a hidden journaling card
can be pulled out of the map pocket.  

Instead of doing one large photo based off the sketch for the challenge, I decided to leave a ton of white space so I started out by covering half of my white cardstock with some patterned paper from MME then applying gesso through a stencil.  I cut pieces of an ogee background out of kraft paper to simulate a fishing net then covered it in Prima's Art Extravagance Sand Texture paste in white.  Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stains and Sprays to color the pieces in green-blues.  

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Die cuts covered in Prima Marketing's white sand texture paste and Tim Holtz
Distress Inks adds color and texture.  Crystals and gems add sparkle and shine.
  
I cut a swirl out of dark green and matted the photo  over a deep, dusty teal.  Then I began layering on all my elements, topping it all off with pretty minty green and deep teal flowers and crystals.

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I just love the deep teal color of the gumdrops colored with Adirondack alcohol ink in stream and the amazing texture of the Prima Timeless Memories crystals--it reminds me of fish scales!

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Tiny white flowers misted with Marion Smith Design's Color Lab in Monterey add a pop
of color.  A Prima Marketing flower got a dewy raindrop treatment with drops
of Ranger Ink glossy accents.
  
I finished off my layout by adding a tag with journaling that slips into the map pocket and tied crinkle ribbon colored with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in seafoam. 

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Journaling reads:  "We really enjoyed exploring the tidal pools.  The anemones were lovely."
Products Used:
  • Recollections:  Cardstock - white; Pebbles - blue/green mix
  • Martha Stewart:  Microbeads - clear
  • Bazzill:  Cardstock - clover leaf; kraft
  • My Mind's Eye:  Lost & Found 3 "Oliver" - white floral 
  • American Crafts:  Cardstock - mediterranean; Jute Twine - sage green
  • Studio Calico:  Wood Veneer - map points and arrows; Ephemera - map ATC pocket
  • Golden:  Gel Medium - heavy gloss
  • Heidi Swapp:  Color Shine - seafoam
  • Marion Smith Designs:  Color Lab - monterey
  • Ranger Ink:  Adirondack Alcohol Ink - stream; Gloss Accents
  • Tim Holtz:  Distress Ink - peacock feathers; Distress Stain - peacock feathers; Distress Spray - cracked pistachio; Idea-ology - crinkle ribbon, gumdrops
  • Crafter's Workshop:  12x12 Stencil - tiny circles
  • Prima:  Art Basics - heavy gesso in white; Art Extravagance - sand texture in white; Mini Sachet - pearl; Isabella - nicca; Timeless Memories - say it in crystals; Say it in Crystals - oasis


Happy Crafting!
Adrienne