My dear friends, hope you are enjoying your summer, or winter if you are in the Southern Hemisphere!!  I’m really excited this week to share this new layout featuring my niece Bre in a photo taken by my other niece Dani.  I think it is such a cool photo.  Details and close-ups below of my creative process and the lovely chipboard that I used.

 Do any of you remember the 7 Dots “9th Wave” paper collection??? Well, that’s what I used for the background of this layout.  I never got to use it before.  It has so much incredible texture and color, absolutely amazing.  So I started by using some netting from my cantaloupe that I bought at Costco last week, it’s the perfect color, looks a little like sand with lots of texture.  I used lace under the photo to mimic the lace that is an image in the paper.  My absolute all time favorite nautical piece of CE chipboard is the Nautical Corner .  I left it naked this time, but it would look so cool in one color or the individual elements painted separately.  I tucked behind it on the right side a piece of Coral from CE which I painted lightly with “Coral Reef” from Art Alchemey by Finnebair.


Course, you can’t miss the pennant banners across the top.  Those I got from Heidi Swapp years ago, and you can color them and designs pop through.  I thought adding the string would make them look like real regatta flags.  It changed the feeling of the layout, which was fine by me!  It made it more sporty and playful.

In the layout I added a couple of CE’s chipboard pieces that I also enjoy using the first one is a shell from the Large Seashells Set   I used Ranger’s Dylusions “White” spray ink to white wash it first then lightly dabbed some “Coral Reef” acrylic paint that I used on the coral chipboard above.  I love how it turned out.

Adjacent to this shell I added the anchor, another fave the Nautical Anchor.  My dad was in the Navy, so I went to a lot of military dependent schools, and we had lots of anchors as symbols around.  Still love them!

I added a few mermaid/fish scale blingy thingys around and of course, some Art Stones, to continue the beachy, ethereal feeling.

Well, school start’s here in Anchorage next week.  Geez, where did summer go?  I sure hope that you are enjoying yours, doing a lot of creating and using lots of our wonderful chipboard.  Please join us again for more design inspiration.  Until then, here is a really Big  Alaska Bear Hug!

Kathy Mosher