Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This layout was done in the 12x12 size and the background is made up of a textured piece of pale blue cardstock and then a striped blue shade bottom border was added. I believe it measures 4" by 12" and I used wavy edge scissors for the top edge and then glued on a white wavy edge border piece to give the appearance of waves & water. That white cardstock piece measures 1/2" by 12" with only a 1/4" of it sticking out.
I cropped 3 of the photos down to measure 3 1/4" by 3 1/4" square and mounted them onto white and then dark blue cardstock in a strip. That strip is glued down the left side of the layout. The top of the layout features a vellum border strip which reminds me of waves and I put that on using glue dots that are made specifically for vellum.
The title is "By the Seashore" which is 3-dimensional pre-purchased cardstock stickers. The photo on the left side of the layout is a 4" by 6" vertical photo mounted onto white and dark blue cardstock. It is accented with a cardstock 3-dimensional sticker that says "Sea Glass".
Underneath that is my journaling block that is on white cardstock and then mounted onto dark blue cardstock. I used foam dots to adhere it to the page. On each side of that block is 3-dimensional seashell stickers with glitter which add some pizzazz to the page.
Along the left side of the page is 3 round seashell cardstock stickers mounted on with foam dots to add dimension. I then added 2 vellum stickers onto the layout and one says "Beachy" and the other one says "Catching Waves". I finished up by adding cardstock stickers using foam dots to spell out the word "WAVES" which sits between the 2 bottom photos on the right. Oh yeah, there is a smaller seashell cardstock sticker with glitter that is on my title block by the words "By the" at the top.
Overall, I am pretty pleased with the layout. I wanted to get on 4 photos and didn't want to do a lot of cropping since the photos were close-ups of the subject matter. I also didn't want the page to get cluttered up and too busy. I have another 18 scrapbooking beach layouts to post...so stay tuned for those in the coming weeks.