Good morning! It feels like spring is never going to arrive, let alone summer… the weather is still cold and grey here. I really really can’t wait until the sun comes out and we can head to the beach! I’ve been scrapping last summer’s photos to remind me that it will warm up eventually…
A friend took this photo of my son investigating a hole – I’m the one with the dark yellow sleeve trying to stop him falling into it – it’s deeper than it looks!
I used a ton of Glitz Uncharted Waters. By the sea is my favourite place to be, so this collection makes me feel very happy!
I wanted to add a bit of misting to the background, so I used the anchor from the Whatnots as a mask. I put the anchor face down so that I was misting the back of it, and then I was still able to use the anchor on another project – I used it on the card on this post. I used Heidi Swapp’s Gold Lame mist as it looks like shimmery sand, and then I handstitched around the anchor to define it. The photo frame on top of it is also from the Whatnots, it’s cool how it breaks the anchor up into shapes:
I also splattered some dots of Mr Huey Honor Society mist on the background to represent some water splashes!
I love the colours on this journaling card, and the sentiment on the title sticker is so cute!
The journaling reads: ‘Crawling at the beach means you get to investigate lots of interesting things, and this hole kept you amused for ages. You kept trying to reach the water at the bottom – almost falling in several times in the attempt!’
This ‘the adventure begins’ piece cut from the Color Me Happy 6×6 pad is placed to look a bit like a flag on a sandcastle or boat. And I left the top strip on the piece of paper coming out from the upper edge of the photo, because it had a hole in the middle, just like the picture!
Have you been doing any summer scrapping or crafting lately? Have I inspired you to do some? Why not submit something to the PaperHaus Magazine call for submissions?
You’ve got until May 1st!
I hope wherever you are it’s lovely and sunny! x