Sunday, September 25, 2011

Just Add Water

We're enjoying a beautiful Indian Summer here in North Carolina and we made one last beach trip before the season turns to Fall. While at the beach, my toddler loved playing with the boogie board most of all. He spent a lot of time at the beach either tugging it along behind him in the sand or sitting on it at the ocean’s edge. He never did get the hang of standing on it and riding the waves, but he’s just 2. Next year...

I used the colors in my toddler’s swim trunks to guide my paper choices. I used a mix of Echo Park lines: orange from Splash, yellow from Victoria Gardens and green from Sweet Summertime

I knew I wanted to have a surfboard, so I drew one on cardboard and cut it out as a template. I cut a surfboard from the same yellow paper under the photos. I painted it white with acrylics, then used a swirl border as a mask. I misted over the mask with yellow and blue mist and inked the edges of the paper and added some stitching. Then I sewed on a big wave sticker to anchor and balance the page.

For the title spot, I used a journaling card, a phrase sticker (“just add water”) and some alphas, To finish the layout, I added a little photo tab on the top picture and a border sticker down the length of the photos.

Supply List:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Victoria Garden, Splasy, Sweet Summertime, Country Drive)
Stickers: Echo Park (Splash)
Alphas : Webster's Pages, Echo Park
Country Drive: journaling card
Paint: Ranger
Ink: Ranger
Mists: Tattered Angels
Sewing Machine: Bernina
Thread: Craft supply


  1. Love love love love love this!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos, the surf board and loveeeeeeeeeee the way you did the title! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Gorgeous LO! I love the surfboard and the wave and the title. And the pictures are adorable.

  3. Gorgeous projects; I love the soda card!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. love some ep pp! awesome page i love the pics,tfs

  5. This is such an adorable layout Izzy! I love the surfboard and the cute little flourish.


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