Sunday, 6 April 2014

Scrap the Boys - Flowers

I found a photo of my boys at the beach at Christmas time four years ago. I was surprised how much younger they looked, and also how big brother was still taller than little brother! Although it's not the best photo in the world, it is sweet and conjured up fond memories for me. I decided to look for a challenge to help inspire me to scrap this photo and I couldn't go past the Scrap the Boys April challenge: Use flowers on a boy layout. I immediately thought of sand, shimmering water, beach dross and summer flowers.

I layered three copies of the photo for more impact and I anchored the photo arrangement with Washi tape. The photo is off-centre, so I used the space on the photo to give me more space for a large title, which is cut from paper. I used Kindy Glitz and glitter to give the impression of beachy shimmer. Here are some close ups.

Dry, scattered, sand-covered flowers, butterflies, shells, discarded netting and other dross, all washed up against the corner of the photo.

Glistening seed beads, shimmering water droplets, and a cute pair of board shorts.

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. I saw your linkup at Scrap the Boys and had to pop over to say how much I love it :) Stunning cluster work, I particularly love the seed beads and the muslin.

  2. WOW!!! love this!!! love the seed beads adding into there. Thank you for playing along with STB's

  3. Love the texture in your page, it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us at STB.

  4. Love it, especially how you used the 3 photos and textures you used, creating so much depth.

  5. Hi thanks for playing along at STB Wendy. I really like the addition of the beads and shells, looks great.

  6. This is a great LO. Love the use of the beads and shells. Thanks for playing along with us at STB's this month

  7. WOW Wendy!
    all that texture and shimmer and shells and details look amazing!
    certainly captures the eye. love it
    Thanks for playing along with us STB. :-)

  8. Love the look of this Wendy - how creative using all of the embellishments to create the sand/beach scene! Love it! xo charm


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