Saturday, July 9, 2011

More Fancy Pants Fun

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far! I have house cleaning and furniture painting to do, but I thought I would take the brief period of quiet time this morning while hubby takes daughter to acting class to engage in a little scrap therapy. My coffee cup has been filled, my blinds are open to let in the morning sunshine, and I am fully caffienated and full of creative energy!

I have no reason for sharing this layout other than I like it! I have been using Fancy Pants Beach Babe papers and embellies and really having lots of fun with them! The journaling talks about how much my youngest daughter loves to dig holes in the sand when we go to the beach - the deeper the better. I swear she's going to be a scientist one day - she loves the way the sand changes color and texture the deeper she goes, and she also loves the little animals she finds, even the creepy crawly ones! I keep teasing her that she's trying to dig a hole straight through to China, which is how I came up with the title.

Of course, you know I used a sketch to make this. I found yet another very fun sketch site called LET'S SCRAP, which has both single and double page sketches and all sorts of fun challenges. Go check out their site and, if you really like it, they are also holding a Design Team Call through July 15th!

A couple more close-ups (because that's what you're supposed to do when showing off layouts from what I see):

The swirl and starfish were part of an embellie pack in the Beach Babe collection. I simply painted over the whole thing with some Tim Holtz Crackle Paint which not only adds nice texture but tends to make the paper curl up a little at the edges. I think the curling adds a nice 3-D effect. I layered the bottom startfish with another smaller one and added a gem to the center to make it resemble a flower.

To mimic the starfish, I decided to use my star punch instead of traditional pennant shapes for my banner. I outlined each one with dark brown marker and crackle painted them to give more dimension.

And that's it. I'm getting ready to switch gears, so to speak, and work on a mini-album with pics of my family taken when they were younger. But first, I might do just one more beach layout...


  1. Love all your embellies and design!

  2. awesome layout, love that star banner :)