It's time for the 2nd case file of August!
Here is Case file #236!
And here is my interpretation of the case file....
I used all five colours from the scheme.
* stripes, polka dots - loosely interpreted with the river stones stencil and the postmark stripes on BG Paper
* wet medium - texture paste with the stencil
* nautical elements - die cuts of crabs, seahorses, lighthouses
* fish birds animals - seahorses, crabs, fish on BG paper
* scallops, wave shape - die cut of waves, scallop beige ribbon, edge to white lace die cut
* twine , jute, string - burlap strip, burlap decorative twine ribbon
* Document an adventure
Now for some of the little details.....
The die cuts, including the seahorses, anchor, crabs and lighthouses, I dabbed with clear rock candy crackle paint to add some texture and substance to the otherwise flat paper shape.
I love this natural moss and I use it in nearly every 'seaside' themed layout. It does look like seaweed!
Here you can see the 'wave' die on the bottom of the photo and the text where I have incorporated the 'red' from the colour scheme.
The burlap decorative twine ribbon is slotted behind the lighthouse with a pale blue 'ribbon' die.
My background paper edges and the papers used in the layers were all distressed.
I used a couple of dies under my paper layers, one a white lace die from Sue Wilson, this had the scallop edge to it and then the bubbles die in the blue colour, I thought the bubbles worked quite well in a 'water' theme. The chipboard I simply painted with the picket fence crackle paint and then went over in place with the frayed burlap crackle paint to blend them with my papers and photo.
Here you can see the burlap strip with frayed edges and the beige scalloped ribbon with the strips from the postmark on the background paper.
I love this 'river stone' stencil from Dusty Attic and used it here coming out from under my layers mimicking the rocks and pebbles that were all around us on the beach.
This was our adventure, taking the nets down to the rock pools and seashore in Pembrokeshire. The kids were so excited to try and catch something, anything, even seaweed was a major find in the mind of a couple of trepid explorers!
Products used on this layout:
* Prima Marketing: French Riviera 12x12 pad and sticker sheet
* Bazzil cardstock: Almond Cream
* Tim Holtz: Distress Crackle Paint: Rock Candy
: Frayed Burlap
: Picket Fence
* Finnabair: White Crackle Texture Paste
* Dusty Attic: Stencil: River Stones DA17823
* Dusty Attic: Chipboard: Doodads #7 DA74045
* Prima Marketing Flowers: Seashore #574949
* AnnaMarie designs: Natural Moss
* Burlap Strip
* Burlap decorative twine ribbon
* Scalloped Ribbon beige
* Selection of nautical themed dies.
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