Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your summer and have had some time to play in the pool, visit a lake or my favorite go to the Beach.

With my teens, it is getting harder to get them to pose for pictures now, so I’ve been having fun looking at old vacation pictures. About 8 years ago, we went to Virginia Beach and the waves were super high. I have this beautiful picture of my boys and my husband daring to go into the waves. I thought it would make an awesome layout.

This paper I felt was perfect for a beach themed page. I started by adding some layers of details with stencils (Anchor, letters & lines). I love the texture it gives to the back of the page.

I covered my chipboard with black gesso, then played with my Finnabair Waxes. I just love how simple they are to use and the details that it can bring. I played with 4 colors (Metallic wax Brushed Iron & White Gold, Antique Brilliance Mystic Turquoise and Opal Magic Wax Turquoise Satin) You can see the details of the waxed on my close up pictures below, my favorite is the seahorse, it came out perfectly.

I added some sequins to give it some light:

On the grunge frame, I only played with the Brushed Iron:

For added texture I included some paper die-cut greens, some straw and cotton cheese:

Products used on this page are:

Grunge Circle Frame


Seaweed 2

I hope you enjoyed my beach inspired page, I wish you all a wonderful crafty day !

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