Dig Deep Layout

Good morning! It feels like spring is never going to arrive, let alone summer… the weather is still cold and grey here. I really really can’t wait until the sun comes out and we can head to the beach! I’ve been scrapping last summer’s photos to remind me that it will warm up eventually…

Dig Deep:

Dig Deep by Jennifer Grace using Glitz Uncharted Waters

A friend took this photo of my son investigating a hole – I’m the one with the dark yellow sleeve trying to stop him falling into it – it’s deeper than it looks!

I used a ton of Glitz Uncharted Waters. By the sea is my favourite place to be, so this collection makes me feel very happy!

I wanted to add a bit of misting to the background, so I used the anchor from the Whatnots as a mask. I put the anchor face down so that I was misting the back of it, and then I was still able to use the anchor on another project – I used it on the card on this post. I used Heidi Swapp’s Gold Lame mist as it looks like shimmery sand, and then I handstitched around the anchor to define it. The photo frame on top of it is also from the Whatnots, it’s cool how it breaks the anchor up into shapes:

Dig Deep by Jennifer Grace misted and stitched anchor detail

I also splattered some dots of Mr Huey Honor Society mist on the background to represent some water splashes!

I love the colours on this journaling card, and the sentiment on the title sticker is so cute!

The journaling reads: ‘Crawling at the beach means you get to investigate lots of interesting things, and this hole kept you amused for ages. You kept trying to reach the water at the bottom – almost falling in several times in the attempt!’

Dig Deep by Jennifer Grace using Glitz Uncharted Waters

This ‘the adventure begins’  piece cut from the Color Me Happy 6×6 pad is placed to look a bit like a flag on a sandcastle or boat. And I left the top strip on the piece of paper coming out from the upper edge of the photo, because it had a hole in the middle, just like the picture!

Dig Deep by Jennifer Grace using Glitz Uncharted Waters

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I hope wherever you are it’s lovely and sunny! x

  • Lisa Swift

    Lovely page, Jennifer! I love the stitched anchor.

    April 15, 2013 at 11:44 am
  • Ooh, I also love the anchor 🙂

    April 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm
  • I love what you did w/the misting and layering! Very good balance!

    April 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm
  • Sarah

    This has turned out so lovely! So much to look at with all the layers and details and yet the focus remains on the gorgeous photo! x

    April 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm
  • that is a deep hole.
    Like the way you did the anchor.

    April 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  • A great page [and a wonderful photo]….I really do love the ‘Uncharted waters’ range.

    April 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm
  • Fabulous layout! I LOVE the stitching and how you mixed the Glitz collections!

    April 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm
  • That anchor is beyond awesome!

    April 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm
  • love the sewing on the anchor- totally awesome!!

    April 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm
  • wonderful layout, I am also hoping the sun stays out and we can do days at the beach or any days out really lol! xxx

    April 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm
  • I LOVE all the anchor embellishing and the stitching! Fabulous layout….bring on summer!!!

    April 16, 2013 at 1:06 am
  • The stitching on the anchor was the perfect way to show it off. Nice page

    April 16, 2013 at 5:15 am
  • Lovely page….great idea with the anchor!

    April 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  • Great technique with the mask and stitching! Wonderful page, I love that photo!

    April 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm
  • Wow fabulous layout, love the misting and the stitched anchor!

    April 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm
  • a clever idea to use the anchor as a mask – the stitching makes it a real feature on the layout…love it Jennifer!

    April 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm
  • I love the anchor masking idea – and the simple but brilliant idea to use the reverse so you could still use the good side :). I do love that Uncharted Waters set, maybe I should pick up a few pieces.

    April 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm
  • I love how you misted around the anchor and then did the hand stitching.

    April 16, 2013 at 8:43 pm
  • Totally loving the anchor . . will have to try it sometimes. My children are getting a bit older now, but they were totally obsessed with digging holes in the sand for many years! Can totally relate to this page!

    April 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm
  • That anchor looks amazing! I love it because it is subtle but definitely there.

    May 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm

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