For this layout, I used the same inspiration piece from Ali Miles that I did for 11 Month layout for the Baby Scrapbook here. But I needed to add one more picture, so I added the 4th picture in the upper right corner. The pictures aren't really this dark in real life except the one on the bottom right...it was before 9am when the picture was taken so the picture is almost a silhouette.
The center picture is matted onto a piece of Papertrey Stampers Select White (cut the same size so nothing shows) so that I could make it stronger and pop it up with dimensionals (there was too much going on under it that it would have been bumpy if I glued it down).
I cut out my title using a cuttlebug alphabet die-cut onto Lightweight Coasters that I purchased from All that Scraps. Then I stamped them, inked the edges, and added Crystal Effects. They almost look like buttons!!
I created my own designer paper using 12x12 Kraft cardstock and 12x12 Soft Sky Textured CS that I got in the Hostess scrapbook kits from the last Fall/Winter catalog (yes, I have been holding onto it for months now...I ended up with about 6 kits so I figured I would eventually make something with it). I will make a tutorial for Monday on creating your own designer paper using stamps.
The ribbon is from Michaels. The swirls are Sizzix dies. The stamp is from SU Summer by the Sea.
Oh, I added real sand from the beach!!
I used A LOT of Crystal Effects and dabbed sand on the Effects trying not to get it all over the picture and page (I added this last). I let it mostly dry, then I added a little more to cover some of the shiny areas left from the Effects. In real life, this piece is hard as a rock!! Not one grain of sand will be able to fall off...ever!!!
I added a little to another picture...
And here is another close up of the detail on the paper...which will be explained in the Tutorial on Monday...
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