Thursday, June 10, 2010
Since finishing my mini-album last week, I've felt a little lost as to what to scrap next. Thank goodness for sketches! PageMaps (http://www.pagemaps.com/blog.php)is giving away a Webster's Pages prize pack to one person who submits a layout based on one of their monthly sketches. The photo at the top of this post is my take on this sketch:
I took the photograph in this layout last Labor Day weekend on Hilton Head Island. Just looking at this picture makes me start to feel calm and relaxed. The background paper is one of the new Basic Grey Basics papers. I inked the heck out of it with some Distress Inks, and then added a little glimmer mist (and some glimmer screens) to finish it off. The other two papers are from Websters Pages, as are the flowers. The "netting" is actually just white cheesecloth that I glimmer misted and then stretched and played with. I was stuck in the home improvement section of Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago while my boyfriend was searching for something or another, and when I spied the cheesecloth, I thought, "ah ha! Who says you need to be at a scrapbook store to find scrapbooking products?" And sure enough, it worked PERFECTLY for this layout.
The chipboard luggage is from Tattered Angels. I misted, then ran ink over the top to bring out the embossing, then stickled and glittered it. The quote is from Quick Quotes. The letters are WP letters. I covered the letters with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled a sand colored embossing powder over each letter before they had dried. The result is a nice, sandy finish. I got the idea from another scrapbooker who did something very similar, but for the life of me, I cannot remember where I saw it.
And there you go! A nice, fun layout about a wonderful weekend relaxing at the beach. And the scrap mojo is back! Check out the Page Maps blog for a chance to win a great prize pack, or just to get some inspiration if you feel like you're in a scrapping funk. I'm still struggling with embedding links into my posts, so I'm afraid you'll have to copy and paste if you wanna find them from here. Again, it's http://www.pagemaps.com/blog.php .