For the base of my layout I used a sheet of white 12 x 12 Bazzill cardstock. Onto the cardstock I smooshed some watered down pale blue acrylic paint and then when it was dry I splattered some white acrylic paint on top. Much of the paint was eventually hidden, but what is visible gives some subtle added texture.
I layered pieces of the Beach Woodgrain and Coastal Words papers onto the layout and after matting my photo on red cardstock I attached this too, with some foam underneath to add some dimension.
A frame from the Ephemera and Frames pack was cut in half and one half was tucked underneath the bottom edge the woodgrain paper. Three lighthouses were fussy cut from one of the journalling cards and attached to the corner of the photo, again with foam underneath.
The words 'By The Sea' were cut from the branding strip of one of the papers and stuck beneath the lighthouses and I tied a knot in a piece of natural twine (left over from my previous layout) and stuck this on too. I used some tacky glue to stick down the twine. I find tacky glue is excellent for sticking twine, ribbon, etc.
The remaining part of the frame which I had previously cut in half, was placed at the top left of the layout as well as an image cut from the Sea & Sand paper.
I recoloured some Simple Stories Sn@p letter stickers with a red marker pen and used these for my title.
I printed my journaling strips onto white cardstock using the computer and placed these at the bottom of the layout. I outlined the journaling strips with a black fine liner pen and also doodled round the edge of the layout and the edges of the papers.
I finished off the layout with a few blue sequins and the date was added with some tiny letter stickers.
The By The Sea collection can be found in the shop as well as lots more so hop on over and have a look.
I'll be back soon and in the meantime enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and take care,
Karen x x