SJ Crafts Challenge #8

It’s time for a new challenge at the SJ Crafts blog, and the theme is ‘Summer time’. Interpret this how you like – what does Summer mean to you?

The first thing I think of when I hear the words ‘summer time’, is the beach! I decided to use the beach as my inspiration for the layout, but not using beach photos, though the photos have a lose connection because of the mermaid / captain costumes (another layout for my 30th birthday album, yay!):

Supplies: Crate Paper Little Bo Peep ‘Alice’ Paper, Bo Peep Border Stickers, Crate Portrait Alphas, American Crafts Thickers, Gold Thread, Red Ric-Rac, Pumice Texture Gel, White Gesso, Anita’s Glitterations Stickers, White Crepe Paper, Staples, A Black Gel Pen, A Blue Drawing Pen, and a variety of Gems and Pearls.
I used beachy colours of yellow and blue, layered blue border stickers and crepe paper under the main photo like waves, plus I used hints of gold for the glinting sun, and blue gems and pearls to look like water droplets. I also added some pumice texture gel to gesso for some sandy dots, which I doodled around with a blue pen to make them stand out more:

Have you ever tried to use a location as inspiration for your projects – but when the project is not about that actual place? I might try this again – perhaps a city/building inspired layout next!

Don’t forget to join in with the SJ Crafts challenge – it would be great to see more scrapbook entries over there! You could win a pack of mixed embellishments, and the closing date is the 19th of September at 1pm. Good luck!

  • Great page love te way you doted the gems around it.Jenny x

    August 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm
  • Such a fun page.

    August 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm
  • Summertime always means birthdays to me, so I think I had an extra reason for loving this page!Your comment catch up made for such lovely redaing – thank you very much 🙂

    August 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm
  • Great pictures! And the color definitely screams summer.Rinda

    August 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm
  • Very summery!Alison xx

    August 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm
  • such a vibrant fun layout and photos. love it x

    August 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm
  • A beautiful page! Love the costumes 🙂

    August 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm
  • Wow, that is a LOT of fun! The yellow is so perfect here. Those costumes are brilliant (as is the acting!).

    August 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm
  • I’m loving this series of pages – that party was SO much fun! Love the yellow background and the BIG bad black title letters.

    August 22, 2012 at 8:59 am
  • Looks like such a fun day and your layout really gets that fun across.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

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