Scrapbook Challenge

Sun Buddies

Glittery, Beachy, Summer Themes

It's Winter in So Cal and all we've had for weeks is rain, rain rain! While the storms are welcome, especially since the state has been a drought for years, I miss the the sunshine and beach days that are depicted in these Hawaiian vacation photos.

Depending on the time of year, turtle can be fund all over Oahu's beaches. Once on the brink of extinction, the green sea turtle has made a fantastic comeback after becoming a protected species. To even touch one is against the law! They come up on the beach to rest and sun themselves and don't seem to be bothered at all by people. This one was content to sleep while I read a book next to him and gazed at the sea.

I used a blue background paper that had a subtle pattern and used old scraps that matched the color palette for the strips behind the photos. Each piece was edged with Mod Podge and then topped with Recollections Fairy Dust glitter in Frost. Embellishments used include Paper Studio's 3D stickers in Hawaii, Jolee's Boutique Beach Leisure stickers, and K & Company Travel die cut card stock.

This color story by Design Seeds provided the perfect palette for this page. I loved the contrast of dusty pinks with cool blues and it went well with the photo's hues of sand, skin, sea and sky.

The sketch used was taken from My Creative Sketches' December challenge. This two photo layout worked well with my selected photos and left lots of room for embellishments. I liked the pennant banners and modified the number to work with my title.

This page as also made for the Scrap Our Stash January challenge. I love Tic-Tac-Toe challenges because they give you so much freedom in how t creatively integrate the challenge into your page. I chose to use squares "Twine," "Paperclip," and "The Color Blue."