Surprise!! It’s a one page layout today. Normally, I prefer to make 2 page layouts because I like to take lots of photos and it’s how I like to have my albums set up. For this layout though I decided to make it a one pager for now. The layout is based on a one page sketch by Allison Davis.
The layout is in regards to our recent trip to the area where my husband grew up, the Pacific Northwest; Useless Bay (apparently, named because ships could not sail into it, basically it was useless) becomes mudflats during low tide. I had never seen a tide go that far out before, it goes out a good half mile or more and it happens rather quickly, the tide comes back in just as fast. There are only a couple of hours in order to walk on the flats. It was amazing to me. We walked out on the flats two days in a row during low tide. The photos are taken from the second day when most of the family walked from one side of the bay to the other, the goal was Double Bluff, the bluff in the top photo. I only made it half way before turning back. It was cold, cloudy and it was going to rain. I was more interested in taking photos and not getting my good camera soaked in the process. (One a side note: I had just taken my little point and shoot camera out on the first day and saw this beautiful, mature bald eagle just sitting regally on the flats during low tide and could not get a good close up of him without scaring him off so took my good camera out the second day but didn’t see the eagle, very disappointing to me!)
Since the photos were so dark naturally from the water, sand and cloud coverage I decided to try to lighten the layout by using light blue/grey cardstock with adding some sparkle with the shimmery dark grey paper (which reminds me of the sand there, very different in color than the sand along the gulf coast). The paper that I used was actually from a spring collection, the blue paper with the thin brown lines worked perfect for beach photos. I added red sparkly letters, which photographed very bright but are really a dark red and a couple of red bling to add a pop of color.
I used a couple of different paper lines that the store currently sells. The embellishments are from the Authentique “Fresh” line. Just a FYI- if you use their detail stickers be aware that the adhesive works very well on them and once you put it down on your layout, you are committed. There is no repositioning.
Hope you all are having a great summer and hope to see you at Scrapping Frenzy soon!
Scrapping Frenzy supplies: Papers- White and Grey Cardstock, Shimmery grey paper, Carolee’s Creation; Embellishments- Aunthentique “Fresh” details, bling; Inks- Colorbox; letters- Thickers by American Crafts and Tiny type by Cosmo Cricket