Hi it's Cathy and I'm up again guest designing for Couture Creations.
This layout is again from our holiday last year on the Natal South Coast. I really wanted to include the memories of the view and also use the beautiful paper to it's fullest.
My starting point for this whole page was the pretty picture on the "A Day Fishing" paper. As there are two of these in the collection pack I didn't feel too bad using the back side of one of them as my background for the page. From the second sheet I cut out the picture to use as an element on my page.and also the words for my title. The rest of the page I used as the foundation for my left side page.
So after cutting out the picture I then made the strips for the left page. Working from the center out, I cut a strip slightly wider than my jumbo photos (11.5cm wide) from "Navigating at Sea" and stuck this down. I added a two bar code strips next to this, first the strip from "A Day Fishing", then the green compass strip of "Navigating at Sea", which I scalloped the one edge of. Next to this I used a +/- 15cm piece of the striped paper (Pinstrip Mariner). And lastly the cutoff piece of "A Day Fishing" to make up a 12x12 page.
On the right hand side page I have my three 10cm square photos mounted on a strip of brown cardstock and the fussy-cut piece just slightly tucked under the photos so that the sailboat is sticking out.
All the shells are from the chipboard embellishment page and also cut out of two sheets of "Navigating at Sea"paper. I cut them with a slight white border to match the chipboard ones. Then I just laid them across the page till I was happy with the arrangement and glued them down. I also added two clustered near the photos.
The last fun element on the page is the title. For this I fussy-cut the words "sea breeze" from the "A day fishing" page. After I stuck it to my page, I applied some dimensional glaze to it and then sprinkled real beach sand all over. I left it to dry for a bit before shaking the excess sand off. I then added in the extra small stickers for the rest of my title and hand wrote my journaling on the right hand page.
Finally, I finished off my page with some stitching and a few ink splatters.
until next time