Scraps on the beach

So these pics are beach themed…  but the layout itself doesn’t scream beach.

I think just the blue background and the  brown bag ink shading kinda give it a

beachy feel…

I orginially was going to overlap the photos on top of the octagon background,  but after placing them, they just didn’t look right.

My favorite part of this layout is the different fabric scraps under the octagon cut-outs.

 

The main idea I was going for here is just a big cluster.  Putting any little clusters around the edges would’ve just competed and looked too busy.  It’s busy enough in the main cluster with fabric, ribbon, and brads.

As far as materials go here, most of it was using scraps.  I used one blue background cardstock,  some scraps of fabric, some ribbon, ric-ric, brads, and some scrap pieces of cardstock for the Beach letters and octagon outlines and the one by the word beach.  Lately, I’ve been on this kick to set the photos back a step.  Instead of being on top. This layout kinda takes the focus off the pictures a little.  Not that I don’ t love the pics, but when you have a bunch of pics that aren’t really the greatest photo masterpieces, putting them in a busy cluster lets you kinda jimmy up the photos without covering up the whole scene. You can still tell he’s playing in the sand in one, he’s on a ride in the other, and he’s looking cool in his sunglasses! Three major beach activities!  So it’s more of a story layout than a posed photo orient.

So here’s the making of this layout! Enjoy and have a great week!

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