Friday, 15 April 2016

A Day at the Beach − PL Pages for Scrap Africa Mood Board 73

Hello to you, and happy Friday! It's mid month challenge time again at Scrap Africa, so let's be inspired by this bright and happy mood board with a taste of sea salt!

The patchwork collagey look of the mood board, with all its small bits, gave me the idea to make a Pocket Life spread for this challenge. I was also inspired by the marine theme, the stars, the weathered wood and the pop of orange/red, which also appears in my photos.

I am also joining the Bumaga-Maraka Project Life Challenge , with the theme of Circle Shaped Photos, Altair Art Challenge themed Artwork with a Tag, and last but not least,
WOW! Embossing Powder Challenge, with an Anything goes theme.

The end date in the above banner is wrong, in case you wonder, it's supposed to be until today, April 15.

I began with taking some off-white cardstock to mat the circular photos and tried something new: I decorated the edges of these "frames" with embossing powders to imitate my inspiration of weathered wood.

I don't have a circle cutter so I was cutting the holes with scissors, when it turned out that it was not so easy to cut through the embossed part neatly. This gave me the idea to not cut along the line here at all but to carefully tear along the edge of the embossing instead.

Et voilà, I could see the torn edges repeating the flow of the waves! I inked the torn edges and was very happy with that! I also inked a bit on the insides of the embossed frames, where the cardstock was more recipient to the ink, so the grains of white show better.

I kept one of the embossed cards whole and having just gone through my embellisment stash, I felt like decorating it with a bubbly cluster of white buttons I had come across.

I also decorated a few marine themed wood veneer embellishments with the embossing powders. One of them got a place in this tag...

...where embossing powders were also used to decorate the edges. Tags are a great way to include some hidden journaling inside the pockets!

The dolphin found its way onto the ocean here, just for fun and out of my imagination − we did not really see any marine mammals here.

First time using the cork alpha that I had been hoping to buy for quite some time! I like how they almost blend into the greyish brown shades of the sand.

A few more embellishments: stars, washi tape and a Fabulous button to add up some colour.

I wish you a very happy weekend, hopefully with a chance to enjoy some crafting and/or springtime inspiration outdoors! And those of you on the Southern Hemisphere, a cozy beginning of autumn, of course!

Please pop in to see all the lovely DT work at Scrap Africa and join the challenge until the end of the month!


  1. Ciekawa praca. Dziękuję za udział w wyzwaniu Praca z tagiem na blogu Altair Art.

  2. Super PL. Dziękuję za udział w wyzwaniu Praca z tagiem na blogu Altair Art.

  3. Great pages, love colors :) Wonderful memories :)
    Thank you for playing with us at AltairArt :)

  4. I was very surprised seeing the foreign participant in our challenge! You have a very beautiful crafts! I literally hear the sea breeze while considering page! Very original Project Life! Thank you for playing with us! -Bumaga-Maraka