Scrap the Boys July Challenge is Ocean themed. I discovered I am rather lacking on Beach, Nautical or Ocean themed supplies.
Appologies for the different set out today but for some reason Blogger isn't letting me edit my post so that text is beside photos or to have photo clusters as I would prefer.
After I selected some papers from these paper pads I grabbed out some beads from a broken necklace, hessian ribbon and a cloud, sun and grass chipboard.
I started playing around with my papers, chipboard and hessian ribbon to work out how I wanted to lay things out before adding colour or other embellishments.
Then it was time for Distress Stains, I decided to go with more basic techniques this time, just swiping and then doing some splats with Tumbled Glass on my light grey cardstock.I used Pealed Paint to colour the grass chipboard by putting some on my craft sheet and rubbing the chipboard in it and just dabbing on any spots that didn't take colour, I then inked the edges with New England Ivy CTMH ink and a ink dabber.
For the Sun I mixed some yellow, white and light brown Acrylic paints on my craft sheet and painted it on, once dry I dabbed some Mustard Seed Distress Stain on it. I was trying to get a shade close to the shade in the striped paper I was using on my layout.
For the cloud I just dabbed white paint with a sponge on it to get a textured effect that felt like a cloud.I chose not to base coat any of my chipboard as I wanted the different effect that the raw chipboard directly under the cover gives.
I had everything ready to adhere down when the oppurtunity to go to Spotlight and spend my voucher occured, so I grabbed a pack of charms that included fish and turtles and then I spoted a beautiful Mermaid Bookmark. I had already decided to go with a overall ocean theme and use a photo of my son having Icecream at the beach on a day out with Dad.
In addition to my already selected embellishments I added some embroidery floss to represent seaweed.
I inked the edges of the papers with Pacifica ink from CTMH.
The die cut title is from that pack of Dear Lizzy die cuts I scored at the destash market, that pack is so useful.
I love the subtle colour from the Distress stain swipes and splats.I also selectively cut some wording from one of the papers in one of the paper pads.