Hi there 49 and Market friends. And Merry Christmas to you all.
I do hope your day was filled with everything wonderful and that lots of special memories made with your loved ones. Well, here in Australia we have been struggling through excessive heat and in some places fires. So for me doing a festive layout was a tad little offbeat with all that is happening here. So I decided on something relaxing and serene. A beach layout. This is “Timeless”.
I have chosen to use 49andMarket’s “Seaside” collection to create with. Lots of gorgeous blue hues with subtle hints of purple and some green. So I chose a pic of my son and our dogs. Some of you may think that you have seen this photo before. But this is not so. You will have seen a similar photo from the same series of photos taken on this special day. The first-ever day that I dogs had been to a beach and in the middle of our winter which really isn’t so cold here. They, of course, were only puppies and are now so much bigger and 7 years old. Starting off with my layout I tore papers from “Whales Tales” and “Seaside Cottage”. I added some texture using a Fishnet stencil and texture paste. I also added in some gorgeous embossing powders in blues and golds to keep with the colours of my layout.
My photo edges were sanded gently and then placed up on some more torn papers and adhered to the center of my layout. I added in a gorgeous Decorative Chipboard frame and some rope encircling the photo to bring the focus back to the photo. The chipboard frame was dressed in gesso and Distress Inks. The rope was highlighted using a little white gesso.
I used the sheet of beautiful Laser Cuts from the collection to help with embellishing my layout. These were placed in and around the photo and on top of some extra shells and other beach finds that I had in my stash. To complete my beach themed layout I added in a mix of flowers from differing collections. The Country Blooms in Mushroom is my complete favourite. This colour is just gorgeous and I think was the perfect fit to compliment my layout.
A touch of dry brushing was made to the flowers and other embellishments to help pull the page together. I also added in a little colour around the clusters using Distress Inks and water.
Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed my beach themed layout and of course your festive celebrations.
See you again very soon.
49 and Market Products Used:
Snapshot of Yesterday
- Blue/Gold Embossing Powders
- Dusty Attic Fishnet Stencil
- Dusty Attic Texture Paste
- Dusty Attic Decorative Chipboard #2
- Miscellaneous Shells
- Miscellaneous Cotton Petals
- Liquitex Clear and White Gesso
- Distress Inks Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood