Thursday, June 28, 2012

At the sea layout

Hi everyone! Today I have a double layout to share using a bunch of techniques and dies. Sorry about the reflections in some of the photos, I didn’t notice that until they were taken and already edited.

The clock and script stamps were white embossed here and there over the whole background. I wanted to tone down the background a bit, so I covered the entire background patterned papers with Picket Fence Distress Stain, love the chalky look it gives.

Here are photos of each of the two pages, so you can see the details better:

The matchbooks were cut from double-sided patterned paper. One was inked with Peeled Paint Distress Stain, the other with Victorian Velvet. The die both cuts and scores the matchbooks, making them very easy to assemble. I cut inside pages from patterned paper and filled the books with journaling about this trip as well as with many small photos. I always take lots of photos and write lots of journaling, so the matchbooks were perfect for this. Printed tape was pleated at the base of each matchbook. I used the same tape to make the flower on the second page.

Distress Stains (Picket Fence, with either Victorian Velvet or Peeled Paint) were smeared on a craft sheet, a piece of watercolour misted with water was dipped into the ink. From this paper a bunch of die-cuts were made (tickets, small label, arrow) and it was stamped with stamps fitting the theme of the layout.

Everything was inked around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and this ink was also used for the stamping on the matchbooks, watercolour paper and label under the title.

A large banner was die-cut from grid paper, inked with Antique Linen Distress Stain. The Styled Label die fit perfectly inside a cut out from one of the journaling cards, so I cut it from pattered paper and stamped with a compass stamp, using Frayed Burlap.

Tape was adhered to scrap paper and the title letter were die-cut from it. Love the look of the tape letters.

Close-up of the chalky background and white embossing.

I used details from the patterned papers and journaling cards as embellishments. Lots of clocks, banners, and sentiments.

The pleated tape flower.

Another corner with layered cut-out papers, a die-cut arrow and a sticker.

I love this qoute.

Inside the matchbooks there is space for a lot of journaling and many small photos. 

Thank you for looking!!


Supplies: Hero Arts Old Letter CG197, Big Clock CG166; Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Odds & Ends, District Warehouse; Sizzix: Matchbook Set, Mini Tickets, Mini Labels, Styled Labels, Tattered Banners Sizzlits Vintage Market Sizzlits, Mini Arrow; Bazzill Wayfarer collection patterned paper, stickers, tape and journaling cards; Distress Stain: Picket Fence, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint; Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap; Ranger Seafoam White embossing powder; watercolour paper.


  1. Oh, Anna-Karin, what a fantastic scrapbook spread. I love all the little details on the pages and especially your pictures. Looks like you had a great time. NancyD

  2. Gorgeous layouts...with so much interest! Having a great time perusing your blog!


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