Thursday, 30 July 2015

Beach Layout

This layout was one of those that come out of a big whoopsie!

I had quickly grabbed some Distress Ink, pulled off the top, and was ready to start splodging on the page with the sponge tip....but what I didn't notice was that the entire lid had come off, and paint poured onto my cardstock - a pretty big blob.  Aaargh!  I quickly grabbed a scrapey thing (aka an old credit card) and smeared the paint around a little.  And I loved the results!
I impatiently waited for it to dry because suddenly I had a total new plan for the layout.  I loved the new direction it took me in.
So don't ever think that you have 'stuffed' your layout.....often my favourite layouts come from 'fixing' mistakes - it pushes me out of my comfort zone!  In this instance I think I may just have discovered a new technique, that knowing me I will probably do to death on my layouts.....haha 

Here's the result
And a close up.....

I love the photo, taken of my beautiful girl on a recent trip with special friends to Carrickalinga.  Really beautiful beaches down that way, and we have a wonderful couple of days relaxing and unwinding.   .

Deer and Fawn Designs Products used:
Bo Bunny Misc Me Boardwalk 6x6 Paper Pad
Bo Bunny Misc Me Boardwalk Journal Contents
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Serendipity Watercolor Words
American Crafts Shimelle True Stories Ephemera
Paper Doily


  1. Wow, for a whoopsie layout it's very good. Love the reference to the "Scrapey thingey" - awesome description!
    I just love your style and always find something inspiring on your layouts.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Louise for your lovely comments. I'm happy that my work inspires you. xx

  2. Fabulous layout! Definitely not a mistake but a happy detail that looks great!