Friday, July 16, 2010

Beach Challenge - by Jo West

This weeks challenge is all about the Beach ... afterall, it's summer and hopefully a lot of you are logging in some sun time by a beach and getting in a whole lot of photo ops ... just dont forget to lather on the sunscreen. I have a "vintage" inspired beach layout to share with you

I love this paper die cut paper the second i laid my eyes on it. Primarily because it was postage shaped and it had a lot of detail. When it came to actually scrapping, I didn't want all of the detail of the paper to show so i used a larger photo (5x7) and i covered a portion of the patterned paper with lace cardstock as it had kind of a bubbly feel to it. I don't have any beach type embellishments so i downloaded some Marie Antoinette inspired mermaids from one of my fave graphics shops on Etsy and simply printed and cut them out. I also made a flower (i am just hooked on these right now) out of cardstock, tulle and tinsel ribbon with a little mermaid poking out of the top ... I also used bling to emulate the waves. Thanks so much for stopping by ... i hope i have offered you a bit of inspiration to spend some time scrapping your beach photos! Please link up your layouts, we would love to see them!


  1. Gorgeous flower, and I love the added touch of the vintage mermaid!

  2. heck... lost my comment... here it is! Jo... you are so so clever.. I love your layout!