Sunday, September 28, 2014

Beach Bums ~Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon~

Beach Bums
 I have a very special layout to share today and something that reminds us of warmer days. But for the record…we are still plenty warm here! Everyone still wearing shorts, even on the ONE rainy day we had last week. 
 Today's layout is created using ALL Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon cutting files! 
One of my favorite ways to design a scrapbook page featuring die cuts is to use one BIG center of focus image. Yes, little is cute but big means a grander impact on your page. Then you can come in with those smaller details. I started with a sandcastle and pretty much sized it as large as possible to fit my page. Do keep in mind, you really want to have your photos chosen first. Know what's going on the page and then size everything around those pictures! Trying to fit it the other way around is a pain! I promise! 
 And don't forget the background! Add layering, not only think matting photos but think of background! Adding the super big sun in the back adding another layer, more interest and more color to the page. Same with the clouds. You could of added nothing to the sky but this is SO much more fun! 

 To mimic a beachy feel I sprayed a tan and brown mist on the paper and inked my separate piles of sand. I sprayed the sandcastle as well and chose 3 different tan colors and textured paper for more interest. Each cut on the page was also inked in matching colors (sand, shells, etc).

 Let me share the cutting files and I'll let you go…sometimes I try not to chat too too much when I share SO many photos. Plus, who reads this stuff anyways? LOL! 

 Thank you SO much for coming by! Hope you really like this! Yay! 
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1 comment:

Katy said...

I read this stuff!!! If I didn't, I wouldn't have know how you got the sand to look so real!!! LOVE everything about this layout!!!