Life is better at the Beach layout for “To the Sea” Challenge

One of the most relaxing things for me is just being at the beach! There’s something about listening to the sounds of the water and the kids splashing, and just putting my toes in the sand! I wanted to document this memory of being at the beach when we went on a family camping trip, and I had almost as much fun searching through my Canvas Corp Brand stash for Sea related goodies to create this layout!



This is a sample of the products Karla used to create the layout. 



 Down below  you will find step-by-step instructions on how Karla created this piece.


step 1


I painted elements cut from the Beach Sampler On Ivory paper, the Sand & Sea printed canvas, the Mixed Media Origins panel and the nautical tags with various Color Wash Paints (colours listed in supplies).



step 2


I used a wide paint brush to create hand painted stripes across my background paper, starting from the left hand side and brushing across in one stroke to the right to create an ombré effect.



step 3


Using the April Sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine I cut the top and sides of the striped paper and layered it on the Blue Cardstock and machine-stitched around the edges. I added a textured stamp and Versamark Ink to the bottom of the page and heat embossed with Emerald Creek Baked Texture Dirty Sand Embossing Powder.



step 4


I trimmed the top from the Mixed Media Origins panel – which has a cool almost fabric like texture- and added more of the Dirty Sand Embossing Powder before stitching it on top of the cardstock layers. I added the tags and cord to the top of the layout using Tacky Glue and added the ship in a bottle rub-on from the Parchment Rub-On paper.



step 5


I cut photo mats to fit my 3×4 photos as well as the sentiment from the Beach Sampler paper and used the Patina, Brass and Lime Cordial Color Wash Paints to paint a border around each one. Then, I glued the layers together.



step 6


I glued the matted photos and sentiment to my layout according to the sketch and added the painted Canvas elements using Tacky Glue. I added the Swirl Base sticker, trimming it to fit. I added a label and letter stickers from the Stash Paque booklet and wrote in the date and my journaling.



step 7


I cut out a couple more seashells from the Beach Sampler paper, painted them with the Color Wash Paints and clustered them on the layout beside the sentiment along with a bottle sticker from the Found Glass Collection. I used Glossy Accents to adhere coordinating sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps around my page.




Details of the finished layout:



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'Life is better at the Beach layout for “To the Sea” Challenge' have 7 comments

  1. June 11, 2018 @ 9:05 am Jean Marmo

    Just gorgeous! Love all the details!


  2. June 11, 2018 @ 9:07 am Julia Cotrim

    Beautiful layout! TFS!


  3. June 12, 2018 @ 10:09 am Julia Cotrim

    This is a very nice layout! TFS!


  4. June 14, 2018 @ 12:51 am timt

    Thank you so much Amy!! have a nice week


  5. June 15, 2018 @ 10:44 am Janis Lewis

    This is awesome! I love all of the detail pictures. And those tags! Love it. Great job.


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