beach boy...

Hello my fabulous friends!

Once again, I challenged myself to not only start, but FINISH a layout, and it didn't even take me that long!  

(ok, so it would have taken even less time if I hadn't been working on about 6 other projects simultaneously, but what fun is that???)

I decided that Unity challenge gave me a good place to start for these fun beach picts...

To make the background, I cut out the Silhouette Honeycomb Background, then snipped out a random shape from it... I then cut out some insides from patterned papers to scatter randomly... I love doing this! 

Some hand stitching adds some extra texture and dimension to the banners. 

While we were at the beach, I made sure to pick up some teeny tiny shells for the "just in case", and this just happened to fit the bill! A custom charm to remember a fun filled day!

I started out with one of Tim Holtz charms.

I die cut a circle out of white cardstock as my base and used Glossy Accents to glue it to the inside of the charm. I then covered that with some more GA and sprinkled on some beach sand. 

After that had dried, I glued on my cute little shells with more GA and let that dry.

I then covered it with Creative Inspirations Resinesense, and put it under my UV light for 30 minutes to cure. 

Since the one shell was so tall, I ended up doing a second layer of Resinesense. When covering a charm with resin, it is better to build layers than to do  one thick layer. 

Normally when you work with resins, bubbles are considered a bad thing... however, with this particular piece, I thought the bubbles added to it, so I didn't discourage them. I think it adds character :) 


Supplies Used
Paper: Bazzill, My Minds Eye, card stock
Ink: Distress ink, Memento, Sharpie
Stamps: Unity "Vintage Handwritten", "Tiny Vintage Banners" & "Love in Return"
Silhouette: Honeycomb Background
Die: Quickutz "Nesting Circles"
Creative Inspirations Paint: Resinesense
Other: Basic Grey Alpha Stickers, Tim Holtz charm, sand, shells, brads, string 


Gaylynn said…
Really nice and trendy lo. Great geometric patterns. New follower here.
WOW. This layout is just fabulous! I love the hexagons and the layout. Thanks for joining Unity this month for the Be Inspired Challenge!
I LOVE that seashell embelly you created! It really is perfect, especially for your layout