Seaside memories by Karola Witczak

Hello everyone!

I think I was so blessed last year to travel many times to a few seaside countries. I had the chance to put my feet on the beaches of Greece, Denmark, Norway and Spain. Always while traveling taking lots of photos, I’m a scraper, so it’s obvious! That’s why I have tons of sea theme photos waiting to scrap in layout and albums.

What is most amazing news this month? The new Sand and Sea paper collection from 49 and Market! Woohooo – what an awesome, inspirational base for my photos! I couldn’t stop myself from using it immediately and decided to create a layout with pictures from the Norwegian seaside town of Horten.  I just love all the designs in this collection and the possibility to use it on many different ways and color combos. For example: just take a look at these warm tones mixed with cold ones… Very helpful option, we can just chose what’s more fit to tones and climate of our pics…

Started from B side of Seafoam paper and added a few pices with woodgrain pattern (who not love wood patterns??) As I love fussy cutting, I cut out 2 large lighthouses from Seafoam and The Lookout papers and glued with a huge dimension, just to create more layered look on my page.

As you can see, I mixed scrapbooking products with a real, authentic (directly from Norwegian beach) seaside keepsakes like a seashells and driftwood and even a fancy stones… I just love this way to keeping memories. Of course, layout as a form is maybe not the best option to stick a lots of heavy treasures on it, but just a few is ok. 🙂 If you are wondering how to attach heavy and irregular elements on the page, I used hot glue gun.

In addition to natural elements, I cut out more patterns from Down Under and Coral Reef papers. In this collection you will find a lot of beautiful starfish, sea horses and corals…

Did you saw a brand new line of 49 and Market flowers – Floral Mixology? Oh, they are truly stunning! And so helpful at the same time – in Floral Mixology packs you can find a few different types and sizes of gorgeous paper flowers. All of those are small size flowers, so they are awesome for so many types of our papercrafts. I used Floral Mixology – Pina Colada and Ocean Breeze sets to decorate my page. To make a more “washy” look, I addes a bit of white gesso on the top of the flowers and rest of dimensional elements.

Hope you will have the chance to put your creative hands on new Sand and Sea collection as well as on Floral Mixology soon!

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