I used this awesome sketch by Em Stafrace from her way cool sketch site Page Drafts as inspiration for my design.
I used the following clues to solve my page: Evidence: textured paper, wet medium, vellum, softened edges, mesh; Testimony: Document a beach trip; inspiration word seek.
Here are some details. Most of the stuff on my page is really old. I get a little thrill from using old stuff! Here you can see a few different papers I used The seashell, starfish, and sand dollar came from a Creative Imaginations paper. The twiggy looking bit is from an old Making Memories 5th Avenue paper. One of my all-time favorite papers. I only have a few bits left and will be sad when I run out. The "Keep Calm and Go to the Beach" is in our CSI Coordinates this month--I inked the edges with two different colors, brown and aqua. That awesome button is by Jenni Bowlin. I stamped on the cardstock rings and added liquid pearl dots. Those blue doilies are cut out of a Heidi Grace paper with a Cheery Lynn Designs die.
I love the stacked pictures in the sketch, but I also hate wasting ink, so I put a white rectangle in the middle of the photos that don't show so I'd save ink when I printed them.
You can see I tucked in some really ancient textured mulberry paper that looks sort of like it's flecked with sand. The blue paper with the gold writing is also really old--it's by Creative Imaginations. The polka dot paper is ancient from a company called Cross My Heart. I think it's out of business. The funky scalloped paper is cut from the edge of a die-cut paper by Crate Paper. I also tucked some ancient blue vellum in there.
I used some really old Scenic Route letters that were the perfect color, paired with the awesome tiny Lily Bee letter stickers, which I adore.
At the last minute, I decided to add the pearls. There's a layer of paper beneath the polka dots that's a sort of beige with a matte metallic gold that I've had FOREVER--I'm talking about eleven years. And the lantern is from one of my all-time favorite Webster's Pages papers--another one I'll be sad to use up.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page.