08 April 2015


It's been a while since I joined in a challenge at Scrap Around the World(Actually, I always feel a little intimidated ~ the entries from around the world are so truly brilliant and I am WAY out of my depth.)  However, April mood board caught my eye and I really wanted to try it:

I was inspired by the nautical theme and the calming bleached-driftwood-and-aqua colour palette, and that big rope coil immediately brought to mind a random photograph that I took on a tall ship last year.  I decided to give it a go, and this is the 8x8 layout that I came up with:

In keeping with my personal scrapping style, it's very linear and simple.  I added hand stitching for the border and machine stitching for the papers and photograph.  I was going for a 'sea spray' effect with the paint splatters but it was a bit of a disaster!  I used a pipette to 'splat' the spearmint colour; it looked a bit odd on its own so I added a few texture paste splotches and aimed for a 'sea foam' effect instead... still not terribly successful.  My last ditch attempt to salvage the page involved a tiny amount of glitter and hoping for the best:

Over at Picture This the first April combo is ONE PHOTO + SPLATTER + PHOTO CORNERS - I checked all the boxes!  {I made my own photo corners with corrugated cardboard.}

Webster's Pages Allison Kreft - Recorded patterned papers and journal card
Plain twine
DMC embroidery thread #422
Prima Cartographer wooden embellishment
Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Carolee's Creations Adorn It - Tiny Worn Navy alphabet stickers

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  1. Wow! Your layout is so beautiful!
    What a great way to keep an important memory...
    Looooove tthe big photo. It is so harmonious!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Around the World!

  2. Perfect photo!! It works so well with your design and style. Thank you for joining us over at SATW xx

  3. Beautiful layout! Thank you for joining the SATW challenge!

  4. This is fabulous! I love the distressing you did and those splatters are awesome! Thanks for joining us at Picture This!

  5. I know exactly what you mean about Scrap around the world-I see all of the LOs on my facebook feed! But you joined in beautifully!!! Gorgeous work! thanks for making it work for PICTURE THIS TOO!

  6. Your page is wonderful! I love it! I love your picture, corners & splatters! Thank you for joining us @Picture This!

  7. What a beautiful layout! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrap Around the World!

  8. Fantastic photo!!!!
    And so Beautiful page!
    Thanks for playing with us at SATW!

  9. Fabulous page. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Picture This!

  10. Gorgeous you captured the mood board and the added elements from our Picture This! challenge are a perfect touch!

  11. So glad you decided to try this Month's Mood Board! Don't be intimidated your work is beautiful! Love the look of your linear layout! All the best from SATW! :)

  12. Such a gorgeous page! thank you for joining us at Picture This!

  13. Gorgeous page. Thanks for playing at PT.

  14. I love this. The corrugated paper corners are so perfect for your page. Thank you for sharing it with us at Picture This


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