Friday, July 21, 2017

Weekend inspiration: mixed media beach layout w/the June Seaside Kit

Hello dear scrappy friends!!!  It's Kathy with you today with a layout using the new Scraps of Darkness June Kit "Seaside".  Wow!  Can you say beautiful (I mean the kit)?  This photo is very special to me, as it is my Dad many years ago before he passed.  He was a Navy Veteran and loved to visit lighthouses.  My sister, Cindy took this picture and when I saw the beautiful 49th and Market papers included in the Coordinating Paper Add On, I knew it would be perfect!  I did a lot of mixed media work on this one, which is not usually my comfort just have to go with the flow.  I am never sure how it will turn out, or if I will like it.  I think this one falls in the later category.  Enjoy!

I always cover my background paper with clear gesso first to make sure that the inks and other media will work best with the paper.  I used 2-3 different Lindy's Inks in blues and teals to create a focal for my photo.  I added some stamping afterwards because I thought the color was too bright and wanted to tone it down a bit.

Last week I bought some cantaloupe at Costco and the netting packaging looked perfect for this lo. So I cut it up and stretched it across the left side of the layout.  I realized that it would also work around the photo to give it a little more texture.  To make it really shine I added some Ice Resins that came in a previous kit.

I love chains and anchors so I was really tickled to find the Blue Fern Studios chipboard in the Elements Add On.  I used the Wow embossing powder from the Main kit which heats up to this incredible sparkly finish.  LOVE IT!!

Along the edge of the netting (did I mention that the netting contained cantaloupe last week?), I used the gorgeous floral vine from Prima "French Riviera" collection that is included in the Floral Add On. I tucked in some of the fabulous flowers from 49th and Market included in the Creativity Add On, added a few little seashells, and that pearl glazed pebble from the Main Kit, to create my collage. Once I was finished I frosted it with more Ice Resins to blend with the photo.

The title is 2 Crafty chipboard from my stash on which I used Archival Ink.  And at the top right I created a little grouping which I stamped around.  I used one of the stickers from the Main Kit from Kaisercraft.

I so hope you enjoyed my sharing the creative process.  Please stop by again to see what the rest of the gals have created using this fabulous kit!

Big Alaska Bear Hug!


  1. Beautiful page! The colors are perfect for you photo!

  2. Beautiful layout, I love the colour and how you have used the netting package.


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