Thursday, July 7, 2016

July Challenge YOUrself "Summer Waves" Sketch

Happy July everyone!!  Can you believe we are more than half way through 2016, and in the second month of summer here on the east coast!   Well, The Challenge YOUrself Blog is keeping with the summer theme for this month's challenge!  Please use the sketch below for your JULY Challenge inspiration, and be sure to include a photo of YOU and a summer theme, when creating your layout too!   All challenge rules and PRIZE info can be found on The Challenge YOUrself BLOG too!
Below is the layout I created for the Design Team, and your inspiration. They are photos of me in the ocean, on a summer vacation, back in 2009.  We rented a house on the beach, at North Topsail Beach,  NC.  The ocean was just so calm and beautiful, and we had a wonderful time.  We hope to go back there someday soon!

I used some old papers I've had in my stash forever - trying to match the blues and greens from the ocean.  The seashell were actually collected along the beach there. One of my favorite beach activities is to walk along the shoreline and collect shells.  We also found sharks teeth along this beach too - but I didn't include them in my layout!

Here are some close ups for you:

I created the paint pearls by following the swirls on the base page, using Nuvo Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Ranger Liquid Pearls - Key Lime - they are both so much fun!!

Here are the other items I used in this layout:

Little Yellow Bicycle - Blue Twister
DCWV- All Dressed Up Mod Swirl Glitter
Creative Imaginations - Christine Adolph paper and chipboard
Washi Tape
Tim Holtz Mini Stapler
Ranger Distress Stain - Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Picket Fence

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you liked my layout, and it inspires you to play along with us this month at The Challenge YOUrself Blog! 

((Hugs)) ~ Sherri