To celebrate today being Sandcastle Day – CHALLENGE #1 :Happy Sandcastle Day. It‘s time to be a little nostalgic, be inspired by the most enjoyable childhood activity and create a project featuring sandcastles.
From my “La bohème” kit, I created a layout with older photos of my husband and his brothers at the beach when they were kids.
I guess they didn’t manage to build sandcastles but they did a great job at making the bump. Most importantly – they had fun! 🙂 Honestly, I don’t think I ever succeeded in building any sandcastle in my life.
For my layout, I was inspired to do some stenciling on my dark brown patterned paper since it was so plain. So I grab some white ink and a homemade stencil made with my Cameo.
So it’s really easy to create your own patterned paper or altered a look to a piece of patterned paper for added interest.
I created my title with two different alphabet stickers from my stash. I combined the brown glittered chipboard stickers from Fancy Pants and October Afternoon Mini Market stickers together for my title. It created a more fun look with the dimensional and flat alphabet stickers. Besides, I didn’t have enough stickers left on my sheet anyway so it was nice to be able to spell out some words. I wrote a short blurp of the day with my Sakura gelly roller pen. It was very nice to write on actually.
More close up pictures:
I added my gold ribbon as part of the border behind my punched out edge of patterned paper. I just love the glittered brown alphabet stickers of my title.
I added some zig-zag and straight stitching to the layout for interest.
Some close up pictures of the gold splatters.
It was a lot of fun creating this layout with my kit. I was extremely pleased that I managed to add some fun techniques in this layout as well. I hope you will join us with this fun CHALLENGE #1 :Happy Sandcastle Day and create a project featuring sandcastles. Hope over to Counterfeit Kit Challenge for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!