I hope by now you’ve had a chance to read Life Paper Scrapbook Issue 1 – it truly is a gorgeous collaboration of some of the world’s best scrappers.
Speaking of Life.Paper.Scrapbook., I fell in love with the colour palette of their Colour Challenge # 2, and needed no encouragement to take part.
I have been meaning to scrap a photo of Cooper’s first trip to the beach for years, saving embellishments I thought would work. As soon as I saw the colours in this challenge (and being completely over looking at the pile of embellies gathering dust waiting for this layout to be scrapped), I knew it was just the push I needed to get it done.
I was always going to use a photo of Cooper looking out to sea (from behind his head). That photo made me wonder what he was thinking about as he looked out into that big blue sea for the first time. But looking at the photo in the here and now, it just didn’t have the same feel – I would have much preferred it zoomed out further – more ocean, less Cooper. Scale matters. So instead I used this front-on photo. Actually, the only things on this layout that I was initially going to use was the vellum quote and the shells. For some reason, I really wanted to use triangles. This is also the first ever layout I’ve done without using patterned paper. There’s a first time for everything, and I just happened to knock off 2 of those things in one foul swoop! I do like the way it turned out, especially how the torn blue washi mimics the ocean waves.
Down by the Sea
Materials: Cardstock – Bazzill, Stampin Up; Alphas – Kaisercraft, Pebbles; Stickers – Stickopotamus (don’t go looking for these, they are YEARS old); Quick Quotes Instant Journaling vellum quote, Chipboard heart from the stash, Washi tape (the blue is Teresa Collins, I’m not sure about the black & white), and of course everything is inked in Tim Holtz Distress Ink
I might end up doing a matching layout with the remaining photos in the future (but hey, let’s be real… that is highly unlikely now that I’ve got this one done)