Saturday, 4 June 2016

Lazing by the Pool

I'm scrapping holiday photos from 2006 when we took a trip to Cyprus. Relaxing by the pool quickly became my favourite pastime.
I used a 12x12 sheet of Prima watercolour cardstock and made a messy, smooshy background with Gelatos in shades of green, blue and a little yellow. I mixed a little Gelato in each colour with water to add splatters before laying down some dry wall tape to which I added more Gelatos.  The title words are stamped on Kraft and embossed in white. 
I've been playing around with making my own embellishments and created the little flip flops and cocktail by forming a mould with hot glue over stamps and using cloud clay which I've painted with Gelatos once set.  I've also added stamped and embossed circles, gems and some Nuvo Crystal drops. To finish off  I trimmed down the water colour card and added to a piece of green cardstock for a contrasting border. 
It's lovely to look back on our holiday pics, especially when there seems to be no signs of summer here yet.  I'm sharing my layout over here -

Mixed Media Monthly - #25 2nd Anniversary, I've picked challenge #14 Summer days

Our Creative Corner - A beautiful Mess

Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed media

Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything goes

Inkspirational - Text

Thanks for stopping by...Esther xx


  1. This is lovely Esther and I can definitely see why being in this setting was your favorite pass time on your trip! The dry wall tape added such a nice dimension/texture to your background. Love your homemade embellies too. Your relaxing colors match your sentiment perfectly! Thanks bunches for joining us in our 'A Beautiful Mess' challenge at OUR CREATIVE CORNER.j.

  2. What a beautiful layout! I never tried scrapooking but I always admire good layouts! I will definitely try to start making some. Beautiful colours and cool sentiments! thanks for joining us at ATSM!
    Kamila DT

  3. What a great page! I like your use of embellishment and color! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  4. Your home made embellishments are great.lovely layout..Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

  5. i love when ppl submit mixed media layouts! beautiful photo and great page... love the gelato colors! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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