Sunday 23 March 2014

Down by the Seaside

I am really loving the Sketchabilities sketches! Very often the sketch excites me so that I spend time at work thinking about it and itching to get on with it.
Here is the lovely sketch 111.

And here is my take on it, using photos from our summer holiday at Ohope Beach in January this year. One of the things I'm most pleased about is being able to use actual sand and shells from our holiday in the layout. I sprinkled sand over a wave of impasto under the photo. It's the first time I have used impasto or mixed my own paint colour for a page, so I'm feeling happy with the results.

Supplies used:
Paper: Fabscraps Splashes 1 and Splashes 2, Stampin' Up Island Indigo
Island Indigo stamp pad and buttons.
Stampin' Up French Foliage stamp set for the background splashes
Fabscraps Chipboard title
ioDie 062-F
Cream ribbon
Kitchen string
Sand and shells from the beach
3mm glass beads
impasto, acrylic paints, dimensionals.


  1. Very nice LO, with lots of softness, love it.

    Thanks for playing with us at Sketchabilities !

  2. Gorgeous page, dear! The colors and the elements are in perfect harmony!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!!!

  3. This a great use of the sketch and i like the softness of your layout! thanks for playing with us at sketchabilities!