Here's my first layout from the beach photo shoot with Kimberly's family. I wanted to keep it kind of simple, but I also wanted to try a couple of new things.
I recently purchased the Quickutz Silhouette. I haven't had a lot of time to play with it until this weekend. I found out that I could actually draw my design and then cut it out with the Silhouette! LOVIN' this new toy! I really wanted palm trees for this layout, so I FINALLY got them sketched in the "robo-master" program and saved it as a .gsd file. Let me tell you....I've really learned a LOT this weekend! I made a few mistakes, some things that I'll know not to do the next time.
The sea grass is just very thin strips of paper cut at an angle and adhered to the back of the "sand" base. The sea oats I also cut and then doodled the "oats" on the tips. The sand...now that was a lot of fun. I cut my cardstock in the shape that I wanted, then inked the sand drifts. Then, covered the entire piece with VERY sticky double sided tape. After removing the top of the double sided tape, I coated it with micro beads. Give it an awesome "sand" look! I cut slots for the palm trees to slide into the sand.
The title letters are a font from my computer that I cut at 1/2 inch. I added the journaling strip "between our toes" and finally glued down a few shells.
The clouds were another fun thing I wanted to try. I rounded the end of a makeup sponge, coated it with white ink and just "dabbed" the blue background cardstock for my clouds. The birds are another Silhouette item that I designed. Very simple, but I like the way they turned out.
I really enjoyed putting this together and actually learned a lot in the process. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.
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