I decided to join the September Scrapbook challenge in the Facebook group Crafters @ Play - I've not followed a sketch in a while so it was really fun to have a go - I also realised that once I got going I needed to adapt the sketch just a little bit - as I wanted an extra photo and then my title didn't fit in the place it was meant to go!
I used Summer Vibes by Simple Stories. I started by gutting the background paper and then spritzing my white cardstock with some blue prima colour bloom - it gives a beautiful iridescent colour - I also took some of the ink off the page with the muslin that is behind the "Beach Life is the Best" so it is blue. I cut out the flag and made a little tag. I then dug out my sewing machine, which is something I haven't done in ages as I love the look of stitching on a page. I edged the tag, white cardstock and the flag and stuck them all down in the right places. I then set about using some chipboard frames for my photos - I tend to glue them onto my photo first and then cut around them. Next I began to layer the embellishments - I love the Simple Stories efemera packs and there are some pieces from other ranges there too - like the heart from I am. I added a shell and row of pearls, ribbon and buttons, some woodgrain vellum from Websters and the title is from October Afternoon.
My kids love rock pools and collecting the creatures - mainly crabs that they find in them!