Scrapbooking as much as possible, but sometimes getting distracted by birthdays and life!

Hi! Thanks for visiting today! I’m sharing a project that is posted on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog today and I know lately I’ve been using an endless supply of files from the shop. My project today, though, uses just part of one. I was inspired by a sketch and this shape was just what I wanted to create my page!

Here it is:

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I used the waves from this file:Playing in the Waves Title Cutting Files

Those waves fit perfectly with my pictures from a spot in Hawai’i where the waves were crashing against the lava at the shoreline sending salty spray into the air. I decided to make the waves big and bold, like the waves in my pictures. There was so much spray that I was very glad my camera was waterproof! All I had to do was clean off the lens every once in a while and I was good to go!

I used Distress Ink and Stain to do the watercoloring in the background for my page as well as for the die cut waves. I added a touch of Glimmer Mist to the top wave layer and the splatters around the page – I love the shine this added. Here’s a closeup:

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It was so wonderful to have the layers of the wave so I could glue down the bottom two layers and let the top curl rise up with some dimension.

The sketch I used is from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine’s 2015 Fabulous Fall” call for submissions

SCT was looking for fall themed pages, but I was so inspired by the sketch that I had to create my page about Hawai’i with it!

I couldn’t be happier to have this page ready for my album. I’m usually a lot more structured about how I create pages for a vacation album, so it’ll be interesting to see how this one all comes together! Will I have the same kind of flow that I usually like? Only time will tell! I am super happy that I’m letting the inspiration drive what pages I create when, though. I feel that energy will really be a great part of this album. How do you scrap your vacations? Do you usually create a separate album or do you include it with all your other pages for the year? I love creating one album for the vacation because it gives me a goal and gives those pictures a definite home that anyone can find quickly and easily.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love hearing your comments, so please leave me a few nice words below!

I hope you’re going to join in on the Under the Sea challenge that we’re having right now over on the PPPR blog. Check out all the details here: Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons monthly challenge.

Happy crafting!

Ruth

Supplies I used for my layout:

Cardstock – Bazzill; Watercolor Paper – Artist’s Loft; Watercolor medium – Ranger, Tattered Angels; Letter Stickers – American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; Wood Veneer – Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico; Markers – Bic; Twine – The Twinery; Sequins – Doodlebug Design, Inc.; Adhesive – ScrapPerfect, Xyron.

ETA: I forgot to link this up to the Lasting Memories challenge #248 Together. This is the only picture I have of all four of us together on our vacation and I’m so happy to have it on this layout!

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Comments on: "Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty Perfect shape!" (8)

  1. This layout is gorgeous! That wave and your watercoloring are perfect.

  2. Wow! Very cool watercolor waves! 🙂

  3. This is beautiful Ruth. I love how you did the wave. Great picture of all of you and of course the backdrop of the picture is awesome. I’m sure your Hawaii album will be beautiful.

  4. Migdalia Rodriguez said:

    Such a wonderful layout! Would love to visit Hawaii!! Great pictures.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

  5. I so love this! I really love how the wave is the focus without adding any other cuts. the watercolor is perfect with the page. It is a spectacular age to add to your vacation album.I just wish I could finish an album any album…ugh…. Just seem to be all over the place and not goal driven with my scrapping. Work in progress lol.

  6. really pretty layout and I love how many photos you added without making it look busy! Thank you for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  7. Love the wave wrapped around the pictures. So cool! Thanks for creating with us at Lasting Memories.

  8. tinacampbell said:

    Wow I love how you wrapped the wave around the page Ruth 🙂 Super cute page ) I like what you did with the sketch 🙂 Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories
    Tina
    LMDT

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