Ships by Karola Witczak

Hello 49 and Market friends! It’s Karola here, as today is my turn to share with you this month projects.

My today’s layout seems to be similar to one I shared previously, but (!) in a vacation time and hot weather sometimes we need something a bit cold and in muted tones. That’s why I chose again Sand and Sea collection in blues and beiges. Layout present 2 photos of Polish ships I saw in Gdynia harbor (Polish city by the Baltic Sea), you can see even a Polish flag and it’s just the one red accent on my page – the rest is calm and muted.

For my background I chose B side of Beach This Way paper and combined it with B side of Coral Reef.  Then I freely stamped background using brown ink pad and stamps: Gabi’s Borders and Textures Stamp Set and Going in Circles Stamp Set. Also, if we talking about stamps, I decided to use some flowers stamps – we have a few stunning sets recently released. So, stamped a large flower from Valerie’s Enjoy Every Moment Stamp on vellum, embossed it with white powder, cut out the flower design and glued on piece of blue paper (The Lookout sheet) and cut out again. This way I created small, but very impressive handmade embellies. Very easy with our new stamps!

On my background I used also Burlap Ribbon – Natural to add texture and natural look in reference to other natural embellies I used: seashells, driftwood and twine. I fussy cut out two lighthouses from 8×8 Sand and Sea Collection Pack and arranged them on two sides of my photos.

I decided to arrange embellies with soft tone flowers, so I used the older ones from Rustic Melon and Burlap Bloom Mix  with Shimmer and Shine -Ivory Melange and brand new Floral Mixology – Champagne and Blue Hawaiian. At the end I added a little bit of white gesso here and there, especially on the top of the layers and a bit on the background to mimic sea waves and clouds.

I hope you feel inspired and ready to use Sand and Sea collection right now!

Thank you so much for visit us today! “See you” tomorrow as I will back here with another inspiration for you!

Karola Witczak