Thursday, September 13, 2012

Beach? School? Both?

Hello, Imaginarium Designs Fans! It's Gloria with you today!

Last spring my husband's cousin asked me to make a layout for her son's baby photo. She wanted a beach-themed layout with "real sand and shells." I created a beach layout for her, plus a school layout...using fantastic ID chippies!

I decided not to place photos in order to protect our cousin's privacy, but there is a photo mat to show you where each photo should go. For this beach layout I combined Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk papers with Canvas Corp kraft paper and Imaginarium Designs chipboard items.

I sprayed the chipboard cogs (IDS0018) with mist and stacked them to make a short of ship's wheel. I added cord and burlap, plus a fun surf board cut from paper and inked.

I rubbed the chipboard with a bit of ink to "age" it and glued a frosted stone to the top.

I added sand in a glass bottle, plus some real shells. I painted the phrase (IDP0003), then sprayed it with mist to give it some shimmer.

Here is the school layout, with a place for the photo and a small journaling spot.

I used Graphic 45 An ABC Primer papers. I added a "clipboard" tag so that our cousin could journal on this page.

I inked and embossed the train track border (IDB0006) and then attached alphas to spell Cody's name (IDALC0001).

 added a clock, some cogs, and a phrase. The phrase is inked and embossed to make it shiny.


I added a few Graphic 45 chipboard "tags" to continue the school theme.

Lots of dimension and great papers, also! Thanks for stopping by today!

Make sure you visit my blog Scraps of Life,  for more inspiration!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Alphabet (IDALC0001), Fence/rail track (IDB0006), 3-inch Clock (IDS0006), Cogs (IDS0018), All Grown Up phrase (IDP0027), Little Man phrase (IDP0003) Cardstock: American Crafts Black Designer paper: Graphic 45: On the Boardwalk: On the Boardwalk, Coney Island, She Sells Seashells, High Style Holiday, By the Beautiful Sea, Borders, Tags; Tropical Travelogue: Tropical Travelogue, Exotic Destination; An ABC Primer: An ABC Primer, One Two Buckle My Shoe, Alphabet Soup, The Three R's, School Days, Grammar School; Canvas Corp White on Kraft Compass, Beach Sampler on Ivory Tags: Graphic 45:An ABC Primer Burlap: 7Gypsies Cord: Canvas Corp Glass Bottle: Sky Blue Pink Metal Embellishments: Library clip, pen nib, clock hands (Tim Holtz); brads (craft supply) Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Blackbird, Creamy Brown, Aquamarine; Clearsnap Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx Schoolhouse; Ranger Distress Ink Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Beetle Black; Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Vibrant Torquoise; Copic Markers Paint: Martha Stewart Acrylic Beetle Black Found items: sand, shells, sea glass, stones Die cuts: Spellbinders Surf's Up Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aileene's Tacky Glue; Glue Dots; Beacon Fabri-tac


  1. I SO love your work my friend, such gorgeous colors and design!!

  2. Such gorgeous work Gloria, so like how you incorporate special things like the ink pen nib - and such wonderful use and design of the chipboard elements.

  3. Awesome beach layout! Love the sand bottle! :)

  4. Love the bits and pieces you include. This is so unique and beautiful!