Saturday, June 16, 2018

Drops In The Ocean: A Summer Vacation Layout How To

Hello there crafty friends!
Welcome to the Chattering Robin's blog.

Michelle here today to share with you how I created my latest scrapbook layout 
project featuring FABULOUS summer fun themed products from 
The Robin's Nest.

To create one for your self you will need
from The Robin's Nest:

Water Sticker

Sea Horse Glitter Chipboard

Sea Glass Tear Drops

Riverside Mini Dew Drops

Additional supplies used:
Beach/Ocean Themed Scrapbook Paper
Bubble Cut-Outs
Starfish Cut-Out Border
Wave Coat-Out Border
Chipboard Wording
Ink Spray
Ink Pad
Double Sided Tape
12x12 Canvas (for mounting layout as art)

To begin, I chose an ocean themed paper from my stash as the layout choice
for photo's from a family vacation in 2016,
in which one of my nieces got to see the ocean for the very first time,
this paper was perfect for this project.

After choosing photos to use, I then used my Cricut machine, and cut out "bubble" shapes to coordinate with the bubbles from The Robin's Nest water sticker collection sheet  that I had chose for this project.

I used glue (my prefered glue is Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect) 
applied with the No-Clog Writing Tip, (also from ScraPerfect), to apply precisely the amount of glue I needed to add glitter to the bubble design. 

With ink in a sand color, I went around the edges of my cut out starfish border for slightly more definition.
I also used glue & glitter on the ocean wave border for added definition.

With a deep blue ink spray, I randomly spritzed the paper, to add a shaded effect to the layout design, followed by random paint splatters in a light blue & white. 

Once dried,I added the bubble stickers & various shades of Riverside Mini Dew Drops as well as a few Sea Glass Tear Drops to further resemble under water bubbles  and drops throughout the design.

I glued the glittered bubble cutouts diagonally to the paper, and added the photos with double sided tape.

To finish the design, I added the ocean wave & starfish borders, as well as a glittered sentiment to the bottom of the photos.
I also added the glittered chipboard Sea Horse's from The Robin's Nest to each end of the borders.

I decided to make this layout a piece of art, so I adhered it to a 12x12 deep canvas, and presented it as a gift to my niece, as keepsake of her first trip to Florida.

A perfect way to display a fun summer memory.

Thank you so much for visiting today, while here be sure to visit our designer galleries at the top of the blog, and find even more inspiration for your next project.

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Until next time.....
Keep On Crafting On!


Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

Gorgeous, Michelle! Love all the texture and details!

Tonya said...

This layout makes me want to go to the beach! Fabulous job! <3

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