Monday, 6 January 2014

Scrap Around The World - Beach Mood Board Challenge

Uncharacteristically, I have been doing quite a bit of traditional scrapbooking lately (as opposed to my mostly digital Layouts}. The inspiration for my latest traditional page came from a mood board challenge at Scrap Around The World I was drawn to the soft, beachy feel of the mood board.

This mood board immediately evoked images of washed up seaweed and debris, sea creatures, glistening sand and water, footprints in the sand and shrubby bushes with white flowers on the foreshore. I knew I would have fun collecting my supplies together to attempt this challenge. And, this is what I came up with.

I wanted to include a lot of elements on the page but I still wanted the photo to be the main focus. The photo was taken at Half Moon Bay, Black Rock, on a cool day. You can see it's not a hot day because the beach is almost deserted.

Here are some close ups of my layout and some explanations of how I tried to achieve the beachy look.

Surrounding the seahorse in this image are flowers, scattered with glitter to look like sand; torn, inked gauze to represent abandoned netting, spots of Gesso to look like foam bubbles; and seed beads that shimmer like water.

Another sea creature, the crab, is caught up in fishing tackle (gauze and rope) and netting (silver mesh).

I used gauze in the centre of some flowers and interspersed them with seed beads and twine to give a more rugged look.

And, of course, what would an Aussie beach be without a pair of thongs? Cheers and thanks for looking.


  1. wow when I see your design ohhh I miss the summer, I feel the warm feeling from your design sooo fantastic
    Thanks you for playing with us at Scrap Around The World

  2. Love all the treasures on your layout!!!
    Great textures as well, Wendy.....Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap Around The World!

  3. Oh my what a fantastic photo! love all the beachy bits and bobs, like discovering treasures on the beach! This is such a wonderful layout, Thank you so much for joining in with us at SATW!

  4. So beachy Wendy. I love all the embellishments. Awesome lo thank you xx

  5. Excellent and amazing work Wendy - you are SO creative.... Just lovely to look at.

  6. Beautiful page Wendy, wonderful textural details. Thanks for joining our challenge at SATW.

  7. gorgeous photo and LO!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!

  8. oOOOh stunning! Love your bold colours!! Thanks for playing at SATW :)



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