Saturday, October 16, 2010

Catch a Wave

One of the joys of scrapbooking is getting to relive an experience through the pictures and process of putting together a layout.  I remember the hot sun, cool sand, and big smiles of everyone playing in the waves this summer.

I didn't have any pattern paper to really compliment these photos so I pulled lots of blue cardstock from my stash.  For the sunshine, I was wary of painting or stamping right on my background figuring yellow would not show up that much.  I remembered a technique from Erika Ghumm, contributor to Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine.  Print or stamp a line art design on the front of a transparency and then fill in the lines with paint on the back  You don't have to be overly precise as the lines hide the edges of your painting.  I hand drew my sun and rays with a Sharpie before painting.  Then just cut everything out and glued in place.   The transparency gives a nice finish that doesn't show in the photo.

The whitecaps are chipboard elements I've had forever from Oriental trading.  They are painted and then sponged with Whisper White craft ink. 

It was wonderful to remember such fun summer days and nice to work through some of my stash.

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