Friday, February 5, 2016

Beach Summer Vacation Scrapbooking Layout

Last week I finally had a chance to sit down and do a little bit of scrapbooking. I am really behind on my crafting and trying to get caught up. The pages I am currently working on are from our summer vacation last year. Sigh....I really need to get this scrapbook done!

I am a traditional crafter so this layout is done in the 12 x 12" format and totally made the good old-fashioned way. I know some people love digital scrapbooking but personally, I don't.

The background is a sheet of pre-printed scrapbooking paper in a medium turquoise color. I really like the distressed tone-on-tone color pattern with this paper. I used a cardstock boarder that says "How I Spent My Summer Vacation..." and matted that onto a lighter shade of turquoise cardstock and left an 1/8" edge around it. I have it running down the left side of the page.

I used my Cricut to cut out the letters to spell "At The Beach" from patterned paper that had a turquoise and off-white plaid pattern. I used the 1 3/4 setting for the "At The" and the 2 1/4 setting for the "Beach". I then used the shadow effect and cut the letters out again from solid dark turquoise cardstock. I layered them together and placed them down the left side of my page. On each end of my title I used vellum sandcastle stickers as accents.

I used 5 photos on this page and all 5 were cropped down. The 3 on the left are square shaped and the 2 on the right are slightly rectangular. I matted them onto a sheet of darker turquoise colored cardstock and then again on light turquoise cardstock. I left a 3/16" border around the inner mat and a 1/4" border around the outer mat.

To finish things up I matted 2 adhesive stickers. One says "Warm Sand" and the other one says "Ocean Waves". I then added a little gold metal flip-flop charm to the one and a gold metal starfish charm to the other.

I really like this page because it's not LOUD, CLUTTERY or has a bunch of bold colors. I stayed within one color family...turquoise and just used multiple shades of it. I think it turned out nicely!

1 comment:

jopb said...

The page turned out very nicely . I think the double matting with different shades of turquoise really make the photos stand out, and the lettering and stickers just add to the charm of the page.

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