Hi Everyone well the new year is nearly here and I am excited to be here once again sharing one of my years memories via a scrapbook page. I’m a strong believer that the photo should always take centre stage on my layouts so although I always love to play with lots of yummy products they should always be a supporter to the photo as is the background work done on this layout with the help of The Crafter’s Workshop sea creatures stencil. I knew this stencil would be just perfect for my layout capturing a memory from our time at the beach today. Before you get confused regarding the seasons … as I am in Australia it is summer here of course, and I am enjoying some lovely family time travelling the coast in my state on our Summer holidays!
To create the background I started by adding some carpet tape with the plastic removed to the cardstock. As this has a sticky finish I applied a coat of gesso to it as well. As you can see it has been placed with uneven edges.
I then took my sea creaturesmini stencil and added some colour to the page with the ‘butterscotch’ Faber-Castell Gelato using a sponge that was very lightly moistened. I simply rubbed the sponge onto the gelato and then in a gentle circular motion added the stencilled images to the page.
I also added more colour using gelatos and some water to tie the page in together.
I then built up my embellishments around these stencilled images supporting the design which was following a sketch by Nadia Canizzo with more ocean themed pieces and words as well as the ‘leading actor’ the photo of course!
I hope you enjoyed my share today and find your bit of paradise as well.