Destinations Mixed Media Layout~Creative Embellishments

Welcome back, I know I have been very silent on social media, but with my real job, I have been very busy with extra shifts, long hours and home schooling the kiddos. But I had a few days off and tried to created. I needed some inspiration so I got out some pictures from our getaway before school started. Adam and I took the kids up to the north shore for a long weekend. We rented a house so we could socially distance and just isolate ourselves from others. We were walking distance to the light house in the harbour and walked a ton. We had the most pleasant weather and I couldn’t have asked for better family time……..if we haven’t had enough of that yet. 😉

Here is a short video of the creative process. This layout came together pretty fast. I took over 3000 photos this getaway. There were so many to choose from. But we walked down to the harbour every day to just have some fun.

I started on the background with some stamping, contrasting colours. Starting with the Distress Burlap Stamp with some distress oxides. I switched up to a brown and added the Distress Crackle Stamp sporadically about the page.

Using the Fishnet Stencil, I used some bold white thick paint. I don’t mind that it looks wonky and messy, I usually cover up most of the background anyways. I put enough on to hopefully pop out of the edges of the focal point. Sometimes I really undershoot it.

I wanted to get the feel of the sail boats, buoys and the nautical theme of things. I used various chipboard from a few different collections. I filled in the background with layers of papers and the Word Anchor, Nautical 6 Piece and the Nautical Badge Set. I used a brown spray with had shimmers of blue on the pieces.

Using the Travel Word Set 1, I started with the same technique as the other chipboard, but it all blending to much into the background. So I added heat embossing over the spray to help it pop off the page and to match it with the contrasting browns. Then I added a few flowers clusters and popped a little Sail Away Flair in each cluster. A little dry brushing to soften the look of the over all page.

I hope you enjoy the page, I hope to have some more creative time coming up but we will take it day by day. Thank you for your continued support.


Fishnet Stencil 

Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Burlap Stamp

Travel Word Set 1

Sail Away Flair

Word Anchor

Nautical 6 Piece

Nautical Badge Set

Stamperia 12×12 Sea Land

Lindy’s Gang

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