Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses – Coastal Escape

Hello Everyone,

Linda here with another layout using the stunning Coastal Escape collection from Kaisercraft.IMG_0336 smallHow do you plan your layouts? Do you draw the design first or, like me, design as you go along? I ask the question as this layout evolved and changed, was pulled apart and re-jigged before I got to this stage and was happy with the outcome – there is no right or wrong way though.

IMG_0329 smallThis was how it began, I started with Shoreline but wanted the wave at the bottom. A circle was cut from Coral @ 8 1/2″ in diameter with a thin border of Duck Egg Kaisercard. The strips across come from Water “The sand may brush off….” and the rope, Sandy Toes was cut from Discovery, and the blue from the reverse of Water @ 2 3/4″ wide.

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But once completed it looked “wrong” so it all changed. I added photographs 3 1/2 x 5″ with a small border of Shells, Split the words Sandy Toes, added above a cut strip of the rope and topped with a small strip of Shells. Then lots of elements from The Collectables (and yes, you are reading correctly, these pictures were taken in the UK in October 2014!) which are raised up using mounting foam tape. A piece Burlap roll was cut to @ 4″ long and the sewn edge cut off, the bottom was pleated and stitched to form a semi-circle with a button in the centre then the outer edge frayed.

IMG_0337 smallI also ran a back stitch of thread around the inner circle of Coral and some XX’s too.

IMG_0339 small“Salty kisses” was added under the photos with more of the rope and The Collectables raised and overlapped using mounting foam tape.

IMG_0341 smallThe net above was cut from the paper pad (Netting) which is glossed – lush – and placed top right with the cut-off strip from Shoreline.

IMG_0338 smallThe matching stamp set has this beautiful shell which I stamped onto Shells paper then cut out and added bottom left. More words from Discovery were added too.

Finally some pearls and Stickles for sparkle – and version 2 was complete.

I guess the reason for this story is that it’s never to late to change direction and rescue something you think was lost :)

Check back later in the week for more beautiful project from the Design Team, until then, take care.

~ Linda ~

 

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