Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Designer Showcase: Water!

Did you get a chance to see last weeks Designer Showcase?  We featured  projects that involved the sun. This week we are featuring projects with water.  See a summer time trend going on here?  LOL  Well sit back and relax as you gain some more inspiration for creating projects that use your splashy summer photos.
Vicky has shared some of her beautiful creations with us this week.  I really like the laid back feel that you get when you look at the photo in this first one.  She carried out the feeling in her design too.  The colors are very calming and subtly extend your vision of the photo across the page. I love the flourish on the left, just like reeds coming up out of the lake.  And her title is just perfect for reflecting the emotions, "carefree".  
Check out this beach page that Vicky is sharing this week.  The curved shapes and edges of the papers and elements mimic the waves of the ocean. The layers of papers are like wave after wave rolling upon the shore.  Just beautiful!

 This is so much fun in one layout!  I love the way Heather has placed the photos.  It's as if it tells a story going from one block to the next.  She chose terrific bright, summery, happy colors too.  They really contrast and show off the black and white photos.  What a neat way to make the pictures really stand out.  Another design technique that I love on this page is the use of the cut out circles about the  page offset with the heart shape in the middle of the "o". Really sweet!

As I was looking back through some projects of mine for this category, I thought I would share 3 different types of projects.  This first one is a double page paper layout that I did about my son's first time getting into the Pacific Ocean.  The pictures really tell the story, so I let them do the talking. I kept the page simple with a bit of complementary patterned paper, stitching and doodling.

This next one is a digital page that I created.  This was one of those days that we made an impromptu trek to the beach and it turned out to be a really cherished memory.  I forgot to pack my camera, but managed to get some photos using my cell phone.  Glad I was able to capture those moments to be remembered.
And last up, I made a mini-album of photos from our family beach vacation last summer.  I used a license plate for the state where we vacationed as the cover.  On these 2 inner pages I fussy cut the waves using 2 different colors of paper to give the feeling of being in the ocean.

I hope you've gained some inspiration to get scrapping your splish-splash water photos. We always love to see what you create.  You can email them to me and I will include them in an upcoming Reader's Pages post. Email to me at scrappycath(at)gmail(dot)com and put "Water projects" as the subject.


  1. Beautiful pages ladies! Thank you very much for sharing them with us.

  2. Each one different... each one beautiful, TFS!

  3. Love your water pics. Especially like the peek a boo paper on the top one! Great job.