National Scrapbook Month with H2H!

Welcome to May and National Scrapbook Month! Every May, it is National Scrapbooking Month. So many companies and people and groups do all sorts of celebrations! Close to my Heart has a special for May, however that is not what I am showing you today! Today I am using the Sweet Girl Workshop Your Way to show you this super fun layout page.

I host a crafting retreat every year, and this year we happened to be at the beach on National Scrapbooking Day! It’s fantastic! I have always loved the beach, and totally wanted to incorporate the beach into my page. While I could have added sand to the page with my liquid glass, I didn’t . . . this time!

Most of the time, I plan plan plan before I cut anything. This time, I saw a layout on Pinterest, and fell in love! I just HAD to create it with the papers that I had! SO this fun, one page layout was created! I cut 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch strips from the center of the wood grain paper in the Sweet girl, then inked the edges with Almond ink and a sponge dauber. The SUPER fun part was the silver pieces! These look JUST like the inside of a seashell that you can find here on the Pacific Coast.

To do it, I started with the technique that I shared earlier this summer. (you can see that one here) So, you start with silver foil paper, then cover the whole thing with Black Shin Han Alcohol marker. Then you take an alcohol prep pad, and lightly go over it, removing some of the ink. It will look very grungy at this point. Then, you go back over it and dot the whole thing with the black marker, then the Warm Grey 7 marker, and then the Warm Grey 4 marker. Just dotting all over the place! (I used the chisel end for all of the dotting process) Then I went over with the Turquoise Blue marker, dotting here and there again, but sparingly this time. (I made sure to scribble off all of the color that it picked up, before I put it away again.

I let it dry for a bit, and then cut out the letters for BEACH out with the Block Letters Alphabet Thin Cuts, and paired it with the White Alphabet Foam Stickers and a banner that was stamped with the Modern Typewriter Alphabet stamp set. I know you can’t tell so much in the first picture, but I am hoping you can see how much shine comes through in the second picture. It turned out SO GREAT!!

I am going to put the group photo on this page for our retreat, and start an album for just those pages (which I have a few to get caught up on!). I am so please with this whole thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I do hope you liked my page! I would love it if you left a comment for me below, letting me know what you think! After that, head on over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog, and play along with their challenge! The scrapbooking challenge is up until the end of the month, so you will have a lot of time to join us on this one!

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