Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Swept Away....Craving Warmth, Sunshine and Waves!

Right about now....with another dusting of snow on the ground, I thought it would be the perfect time for a little summer vacation.  By The Sea from Graphic 45 inspired thoughts of days by the sea.....

So this LO comes with thoughts of warm sunshine, sea breezes, and sandy toes:

"Seaswept" LO by Laura Cox

A few close ups of the details:

The shells are fussy cut....the keyhole metal piece is also G45.  Goosebumps bling add a little sparkle.

The Pier 45 journal box is a perfect fit for our fishing off the pier....the ribbon reminds me of a fishing net....it's held in place with Tiny Attacher staples.

Page Two:

Close Ups:

More fussy cutting here....a little distressing with the Tonic Distresser Tool and some Vintage Photo Ink (all edges were inked with this).....thought this beach rules sign fit the pic pretty good too....lol.

A bit more of the netting ribbon....the seashell border is a Martha Stewart punch on cream cardstock. The postage stamp strip is from the border paper....always love a collection that includes those!

And a wee bit more fussy cutting....that to the beach sign looks so textured, so many details on these papers!

A final pic of the two page LO together....

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....hope you enjoyed a little "beach vacation"....now for the REAL thing!


  1. Beautiful, Laura!! I love that netting ribbon!

  2. A stunning design and I love all the marine touches and the precious photos.
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  3. It is wonderful! I can almost feel the sand between my toes.

  4. Really nice and obviously very time consuming! What is "fussy cutting"? PS: I'm new!

    1. Scrapperbabs....we were all newbies once!! Fussy cutting is cutting out individual images from patterned paper to use as embellishments on a page. So I cut out the "to the beach" sign, and all the seashells from some of the patterned G45 papers in the By the Sea collection, and used them to embellish my page! Thanks for the lovely comment....I appreciate it so much! Have a wonderful day! :)

  5. Brilliant! Love the new G45 collection and it's perfect for your photographs.