Little Sandman by Jennifer Grace

Glitz Uncharted Waters – PaperHaus Projects

The weather has been glorious here for the last week or so, and we’ve been spending lots of time at the beach, so it seems appropriate for me to show you some beach themed projects today.

The layout and home décor piece below were both featured in the PaperHaus Magazine Summer Issue, and I’m allowed to show them to you here now – but don’t forget to check out the magazine for lots more inspiration! Both these projects use the Glitz Designs Uncharted Waters collection which I’ve adored using – I’m sad it’s nearly all gone!

Little Sandman:

Little Sandman by Jennifer Grace

I think this is one of my most favourite layouts ever. I love this photo of my son sitting in the wet sand, having the time of his life! I was inspired by the ‘Scallop’ paper, I cut along the scallops and then layered up a few rows of them, pop-dotting them along the top edge, to look like waves lapping the shore. I repeated the effect up the page, pop-dotting other elements just at the top edge, so the whole layout has a gentle flow:

Little Sandman by Jennifer Grace

I used a Glitz Woodgrain Roller Doodle to create a pattern on the background to represent driftwood, and I splattered some shimmery mist dots, giant rhinestones, and gems, to reflect the sun on the water:

Little Sandman by Jennifer Grace

I used washi tape for a colourful border at the bottom of the page, and I had to add this gorgeous whale swimming through the waves:

Little Sandman by Jennifer Grace

 ‘Life is Better’ Driftwood Decor:

Driftwood Decor by Jennifer Grace

I love to visit the beach, and bring a little home with me each time, whether it’s shells, driftwood, or sand in my shoes! I made this piece of home decor to show how near the seaside we live, and to make me smile this summer!

Step by Step: 1. Clean a 5×7 piece of glass, adhere a paper layer onto it using glossy Mod Podge underneath and Sparkle Mod Podge on top. 2. Carefully gouge a hole in a sturdy piece of driftwood, for the base of the glass to slot into. Glue it in with Glossy Accents.

Driftwood Decor by Jennifer Grace

3. Add a piece of a paper doily to the top of the décor using Glossy Mod Podge. Then use a hot glue gun to adhere shells, beads, a Glitz Giant Rhinestone, and other embellishments to the paper layer and the driftwood.

Driftwood Decor by Jennifer Grace

4. Display somewhere!  We have it on our mantelpiece for the summer.

What do you think? Do you love the beach? Are you wishing you had your toes in the sand right now?

I think I’ll have to take another trip to the beach very soon!

Talking of PaperHaus, I’ve just realised I never announced a winner from the PaperHaus Summer Issue Blog Hop. Sorry – I don’t know how that slipped past me! The winner of the Epiphany Crafts Tool is:

Vicki Parker!

Thanks to everyone who entered! Vicki you need to drop me an email at jennifergrace (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk so I can mail your prize to you.

Bye for now, x

15 Comments
  • Wow you are so committed cutting out all those scallops, I’ve have lost the will to live. Love the layout, so much fun at the beach for sure,
    Jo xxx

    July 9, 2013 at 11:39 am
  • gorgeous projects, love the little bits of bling and glitter on them! i had to order a 2nd round of this line, love it!

    July 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm
  • Lisa Swift
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    Beautiful layout, Jennifer. I adore your home decor piece. Such a great way to showcase the shells. My daughter collects shells from every beach we visit.

    July 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm
  • i’m craving the beach right now!! need to go asap.
    your boy is just way too cute, love that layout!

    July 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm
  • Oooo…such a gorgeous page! Love the fancy cut scallops!

    July 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  • Absolutely love your projects Jennifer. That unchartered waters paper is perfect and I love the ombre effect with the scalloped paper cut out and layered. Being a beachy girl myself I adore your piece on the driftwood. ive been seeking out a similar piece for a while for a couple of projects I have in mind so when Im next off to Northumberland at the end of the month thats top of my list for beachcombing

    July 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  • Wondeful layout! I love your circle elements and the 3-D effects with the waves. Your home decor piece sure makes me feel beachy, love it!! xo Evie

    July 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm
  • Virginia
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    Wow they are gorgeous and amazing

    July 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm
  • Love both of your projects! I especially like the fussy cutting on the layout!

    July 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm
  • Loving your layout and fab cutting 🙂

    July 9, 2013 at 8:52 pm
  • Lovely pages Jennifer and thank you my parcel of goodies arrived yesterday x

    July 11, 2013 at 6:15 am
  • An adorable layout. I love the little jewels.
    Rinda

    July 12, 2013 at 4:48 am
  • Claireliz
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    Fab projects , love the way you’ve created the waves with paper on the layout.
    C xx

    July 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm
  • So cute – love it! adorable layout…Jennifer .I appreciate your great work and the way it come out.amazing!

    July 24, 2013 at 11:55 am
  • Appreciate your work Jennifer and you have inspired me to do something by this. Really loved it!!!

    July 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

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