Thursday, September 13, 2012

Just Beachy

Good morning! Today I have two pages created from the Just Beachy kit from Scraptastic. These photos have me feeling nostalgic and really missing the white sand beaches, that soothing sound of the ocean, and the relaxing days of our summer vacation.

First up is a picture of my son coming in from a few hours on the waves. His tropical flavored swim suit and bright yellow board accentuate the colorful papers and vice versa.

 

I began my layout with a big yellow sun-like circle, off-set to one side of the page. I then layered a few more colors and patterns, working in a strip of that awesome sailboat paper. A dark blue awning stripe hangs beneath the boats, with randomly sized scallops cut by hand. The blue sideways banner, divided by my photo, becomes the perfect place for my title, with "Surf's Up" cut from patterned paper, and letter stickers making up the rest.  Here too I find a place to layer some of the fun stickers from the kit.


A little banner was made to drape across the top of my layout, but before adhering it to the page, I had one more thing to do. Using a star punch, small circle punch, and regular hole punch, I made confetti from my paper scraps, scattered them about, and adhered them to the page in an arc from top left to bottom right. I might have gone a little overboard, but I do like the celebratory feel it gives to the page.

My second layout is somewhat subdued, using the more muted papers and accents, those that compliment the soft colors of my photo. Two rectangles of patterned paper, criss-crossed on the white cardstock background make up the base of my page.


I enjoyed tucking all the little bit and pieces from the kit behind and around my photo: a tab here, a flag there, a big sun and checklist.


A trio of yellow triangles draws the eye to the real starfish in Kevin's hands. I handcut a simple starfish from paper to decorate my title. The Scraptastic negative cut "beach" card worked well as a title block, with the smaller letter stickers making up the first word.



Their sails painted white, two of the little wooden boats from the kit found their place on a blue sea sticker. Aren't they adorable?!

Hope you enjoyed these two pages from September's Just Beachy kit. I'll be back later this month to inspire you with two more layouts from Scraptastic's current kits.

15 comments:

TracieClaiborne said...

These layouts are just perfection! I love your confetti on the first one. Probably my favorite use of confetti I've ever seen. The colors are fantastic too. You really do great work!

Tanya Ham said...

Loving these bright, fun colors! Great job! :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These pages are full of fun summer color and sunshine! I love it all, down to the last detail. :)

scrapperjen said...

These are fantastic! Very colorful and beach vacation. TFS,

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok these layouts are just PERFECT!!!!! love t hem

Cheryl Husmann said...

Love this! I especially love the spray of punched circles!

Amy Coose said...

These layouts are both fabulous! I love the confetti on the first one, and the layering on the second.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Madeline, they are both just amazing!
So many great details and nice sharp photos :)

antenucci said...

This is an amazing layout! I just found your blog, but now I am a follower!

Ashley C said...

REALLY CUTE pages! Love the awesome colours. Great photos. And that confetti on the top page is just to die for. :)

Rachel Minick said...

Love these layouts!! Such fun, bright colors! The confetti is fabulous!

Laura said...

Wonderful layouts. Love all the layers on 2nd one and arrows pointing to starfish are perfect. Top is great too and love the confetti

Fleursbydesign said...

Great layouts, love the bright colors and all the details

Jennifer Grace said...

Fabulous layouts, I love all the confetti on the first one, and the bright paper colours work so well with his yellow board! x

soapHOUSEmama said...

So great, bright and fun! I just love how you rock out a banner!