Thursday, 17 August 2017


Summer, Sun, Sea and Sand are the inspiration for this scrapbook page.

You will forgive the beach photo's odd colours as my printer's ink cartridge ran out on me... and I will replace the photo, as soon as I get around to have a 2 year back log printed, professionally this time!

Do come and check the step by step on the Craft Barn blog.


Watercolour card
Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans and Fossilized amber
Kaisercraft stamp:
Impression Obession stamp: Canvas Cover-A-Card
Kaisercraft wooden embellishments
Gel medium
Sand and seashells: the real thing... collected on an beach!

Layouts are for me a labour of love, they do take me a long time because I tend to dither on each addition and I am never sure when to stop! However the size of the canvas (12x12) allows to play with lots of mediums, stamps and stencils and isn't that a crafter's dream...

Do let me know what (if!) you like on this layout in your comments,
Thanks for coming by today,
I am entering the Creative Artiste, SSS Monday,  Lost Coast Designs, The Artistic Stamper,  We Love To Create, Craft Stamper TIMI, and Fashionable Stamping challenges.


  1. It all looks terrific tome..a really terrific page

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Pretty LO. Cool with the real shells. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge. Hugz

  3. Ooh Christine I really like this! Fab use of the sunshine stencil and it's such a calm yet happy page. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast, and have a fun week. Sue xx

  4. Fabulous project, full of detail, colour & texture. Many thanks for joining in with Love 2 Create Challenges 'Anything Goes' challenge. Lou (DT L2CC)

  5. fabulous layout...beautiful colours textures and details...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  6. Oh, that's a lovely summery layout - the composition is great and the whole thing makes me long even more for a sunny day. The grey rain outside is just so horrible!
    Alison x

  7. This is great. Really brightened up my day and made me want to hit the beach. Thank you for entering at Creative Artiste Mixed media Challenge Blog this month. Good luck
    Lynda x

  8. Great layout .... I love the sunburst background. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  9. I really do lovethis sunny, beach themed layout! Very imaginative use of your color blocking and great design and details! I agree that layouts are a challenge for me, very possibly the reason I don't make them often. Or perhaps it's not doing them often that makes them a challenge! Either way, 12 x 12 is a lot of real estate to cover! Thank you for your kinds words on my journal and for your tip on the DA Varnish. I use the Ultra Matte quite often. It just seems that the oxides seem to vanish with varnish! Hugs!

  10. i love this! your stenciled background is perfect for the composition of your card. wonderful work! thanks for joining the lost coast designs monthly challenge!

  11. Very bright and sunny. Great Summer layout. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Challenge.

  12. A gorgeous creation! thank you so much for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge x

  13. Magnifique page Christine! bravo