Friday, May 27, 2011

Relaxing on the Beach

Hi this is Dawn and I wanted to share with a very simple project.  My aunt absolutely loves sitting on our beach here in West Michigan, but because of the drive time she doesn't get to do it as often as she likes.  So I made this layout minus pics so that she could hang it up and remember what it is about the beach she loves.

I started with plain blue CS from DCWV and used some sand like printed paper from DCWV loose from the LSS hand torn to look like the sand hills at the lake.

I then used LIFES A BEACH Cricut Cartridge for the umbrella and chair out of white and medium blue CS from DCWV,  the chair and layer cut at 4.5 inches, umbrella and layers cut at 5 3/4 inches.  Fancy drink also cut from LAB at 1 3/4 inch with all layers at same size and cut from DCWV CS. 

Seagulls cut from LAB at 2 inches from white CS and seashells are also from LAB and cut from tan CS at 1 inch and chalked with shades of brown and pinks.

The title was cut from blue and white CS from DCWV at 1.5 inches from LYRICAL LETTERS and welded in Design Studio.

Sun is a simple circle in yellow CS from GEORGE AND BASIC SHAPES and placed a bit off the page.  The cattails are a Jolee sticker I had hanging around in a sticker box.

The picture "frame" is also cut from LYRICAL LETTERS at 5 1/2 inches and turned on it's side, and placed on top of the picture which was matted on a piece of blue CS in matching colors.


Suzanne said...

Dawn your layout for your aunt is a wonderful idea and gift. I love the saying in Lyrical letters. I am sure she will truly cherish her picture and it will make her feel close to you. So excited to be on design team with all you talented ladies.

A splash here and there said...

Beautiful LO! And I love that "frame" image from LL cart - didn't know it was there LOL! Thanks for sharing!

L.B. said...

What a sweet thought and I love how this turned out for I want to go to the beach!

JJewel said...

Very nice!!

I see you abandoned your blog some this summer also! I am hoping to hop back into it now for winter!!