It's time for a new challenge at the SJ Crafts blog, and the theme is 'Summer time'. Interpret this how you like - what does Summer mean to you?
The first thing I think of when I hear the words 'summer time', is the beach! I decided to use the beach as my inspiration for the layout, but not using beach photos, though the photos have a lose connection because of the mermaid / captain costumes (another layout for my 30th birthday album, yay!):
|Supplies: Crate Paper Little Bo Peep 'Alice' Paper, Bo Peep Border Stickers, Crate Portrait Alphas, American Crafts Thickers, Gold Thread, Red Ric-Rac, Pumice Texture Gel, White Gesso, Anita's Glitterations Stickers, White Crepe Paper, Staples, A Black Gel Pen, A Blue Drawing Pen, and a variety of Gems and Pearls.|
I used beachy colours of yellow and blue, layered blue border stickers and crepe paper under the main photo like waves, plus I used hints of gold for the glinting sun, and blue gems and pearls to look like water droplets. I also added some pumice texture gel to gesso for some sandy dots, which I doodled around with a blue pen to make them stand out more:
Have you ever tried to use a location as inspiration for your projects - but when the project is not about that actual place? I might try this again - perhaps a city/building inspired layout next!
Don't forget to join in with the SJ Crafts challenge - it would be great to see more scrapbook entries over there! You could win a pack of mixed embellishments, and the closing date is the 19th of September at 1pm. Good luck!