Tuesday, 1 January 2013

beach camping

Happy new year and hope you are all well on this first day of 2013.  I always love the start of a new year - it's a great time of making new plans and starting fresh ☺
I'm quickly popping in to share my page for the January challenge at White with 1.
The challenge is White plus the colour swatch & a summer photo!

Here's my inspiration for the challenge:

 I've used some camping pictures of our family (which technically were taken in our Winter time, but we travelled north for this holiday and found the sun ☺)
I've done a bit of masking in the background using a Kaisercraft doily template - first spray the template with water and then place onto the cardstock - I've misted with some aqua colour glimmer-mist and then allowed the excess drops to splatter onto the cardstock - this gives a nice water colour effect.
Here are some close-up's:
 ... Manorhouse and Kaisercraft blooms along with a beach shell - coloured pegs used for the bunting ...
 ... randomly placed wooden buttons and I'm loving the use of cotton thread ...
 ... my typewriter journalling ...
... and the title - Heidi Swapp letters and Glitz Teeny Alphas ...  the cloud is a sticker from Echo Park which I've matted onto cardstock then added foam tape to give it some dimension ...
... the pattern papers are from Crate and worked well with the colour swatch ...

We'd love to see you join in with this fun challenge - it's perfect if you are in Summer right now ☺  Head over to the blog to see all the details and also more inspiration from the Design Team.  There are three fabulous sponsors for this month who have donated lovely prizes.

Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for coming by ☺

8 comments:

Keren Tamir said...

beautifully layered LO!!

Arnlaug said...

This page is just great! Love the pics to:-)

Wishing you a creative and colorful new year:-)

Janice Nicholls said...

LOve your page Chantelle....
great photos, toasting marshmallows is always lots of fun...love the layering and misting. :)

mandysea said...

Wow thats gorgeous... love the camp-feel - like the line strung up...LOL - fabulous design and colour too. Great boy page!

Sandie Edwards said...

Looks like it certainly was a fun time, and your layout is just so perfect.

Leonie Waldron said...

Love your 'clothesline' of pics and the giant cloud Chantelle! :)

Jasmine S said...

Perfect colours for your theme and the buttons, bling and pegs are the perfect touch. Great pics too, love those everyday shots.

Marcia said...

Too much to look at here, love this Chantelle ... gorgeous work. I agree with Jas, these colours are perfect for your photos.

xx M