Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sandbox Layout

Trying to get back to scrapping my own photos here. Finished another 2 page layout last night from last weeks Let's Scrap sketch. I used some Stampin Up designer paper that's been in my stash for some time. I cut the title from Life's a Beach on Crumb Cake card-stock. I distressed the letters first with Antique Linen TH distress ink and then with Vintage Photo. I ran the letters through my Xyron and stuck them to my splat mat. I then took a black SU marker (the felt tip side) and traced around the outside of the letters on the mat. I was careful to try to keep the marker angled away from the paper because it seemed to bleed into the card-stock if I leaned to close. I really like the effect. It makes the title really pop. I did the same thing to the sand pail that I also cut from Life's a Beach. I had just enough of that orange rick rack you see towards the bottom so I figured that was meant to be. I used a Bazzill In Stitches Guide to poke holes for my stitched border along the bottom. I thought briefly about making more die cuts ( I had in mind a sun and some clouds) but finally decided on a less is more approach. It still took me  plenty of time, and for only three photos! I'll never understand how people do one photo pages!


  1. Great pages! Love the colors and the stitching and distressing:)

  2. Thanks Kim. I've been having fun playing with my inks indifferent ways lately.