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 :)
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