Terri here, I’m back with another summer inspired layout (although the photos were actually taken in January 2018). This Seashell cut file designed by Paige Evans is brilliant for creating a striking focal point to your layouts. It is available in the shop as a pre cut file in a variety of different cardstocks. I chose my go to, which is white.
I covered the shell in a good coat of gesso to protect the cardstock and give some texture for the Shimmerz paints to grip to. I used mostly Bubblegum pink and Pink-o de mayo Shimmerz. Both painted on with a brush on to the cut file and then splatters both on the shell and the background. To tie in the blue from the photos I also added splashes of blue mist .
The shell was then attached to the cardstock background using foam pads to give dimension. I matted two photos from our trip to the Dead Sea in Jordan on to patterned paper at a jaunty angle, overlapping them slightly.
To continue with the beach theme I used stickers and ephemera from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes ‘Sunny Days’ collection along with some fish acrylic pieces. I used foam pads with some of the ephemera to add depth on top of the seashell.
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