Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fly! Be Free!!

Hello again everyone!
Sandra here with my share using the totally gorgeous Sea Breeze kit.

This kit is definitely one of the favourite kits amongst the Scrappy Chat Design Team.
The gorgeous sea tones in the kit and the beautiful Prima papers made me think of BEACH straight away and they inspired me to create a layout using one of my favourite beach photos.. again! (This will be the third time scrapping this particular photo, do you scrap the same photo more than once?)


I wanted more birds on my layout than were in the chipboard pack that comes with the kit, so I created some more, using the negative from the pack and some texture paste.
 I marked with a pencil where I wanted them to go and then added the texture paste.


As you can see I have cut out a section of the background paper that will be hidden by the large photo, I can then use this piece of paper for another project.. waste not! want not! ;-)

I then assembled my page. I inked the chipboard birds and lighthouse white, the shell celadon and left the sea grasses natural.

Then it came time to create the title.
I used generic alphas for the Fly! Be part of the title part, but I wanted a more free flowing font for the Free part. ( and gosh darn it.. I had run out of the letter E .. again!!)
“Oh gosh”   I thought  “ I would really love a silhouette machine right now”
But I have the next best thing.
A computer and a printer and a piece of white cardstock.

I created the title in Word Art
I found a font I liked, made it “Bold”
flipped it horizonally so that it was backwards and then printed this on the BACK of the white cardstock.
This way, when you cut it out you won’t see any print marks on your title.


Fussy cut your title out, making sure your craft knife is sharp and adhere to your layout.

And your layout is complete!

I hope this inspires you to create a layout using a LARGE photo.. it comes together really quickly.
And if you don’t have that font you want in your alpha stash.. create your own!

Until next time.. when I will have another share for you using this beautiful kit



  1. Beautiful layout Sandra and I like how you created your title.

  2. Gorgoeus page and fabulous use of the chipboard negative.

  3. Stunning page with a fab photo. love what you did with the modeling paste.

  4. Love the peace and serenity of this page Sandra. Clever work with the extra birds :D

  5. WOW - Stunning photo to get your started and all those tips on what to do when your stash doesn't add up to your vision - Fabulous!!!!

  6. Just soooooo darn stunning!!!! I love this l.o.! X