Monday, August 1, 2011

Make a Splash this SUMMER!!! Check out this layout titled "Treasure Seeker

Check out these fun ways to  use recycled objects such as thick acetate that comes in packaging, bottle caps and mesh bags from marbles, hams or fruit.I really love how this layout turned out. I tried several techniques. I painted a strip of paper that reminded me of a paint strip with folk art crackle medium. then dry brushed a lil white paint and used ink to stain the cracks. You will notice this tiny detail at the right of the pic.
the materials list: Karen Foster Paper, Recess Tiki, Basic Grey, Paper Studio, Paper Wishes- Papers. Folk art crackle, and paint. Making Memories Metal frame, metal starfish, glitter alphas(brown and blue), 7 gypsies bottles/ charms, Paperstudio bottle cap. Queen and Co little tiny alphabets that look like frosted sea glass, (i added Ranger Crackle accents over the top at bottom right corner) Mesh bag for fish net. Stickabilities shell stickers. Ink-Stampin Up. Sizzix original starfish, fish die, (scrap acrylic for cutting starfish)
I wanted to capture the look of sea glass with the queen and co alphas. 

For the Making Memories Starfish metal embellishment I used, Folk art crackle, Folk art cream paint, Ranger alcohol ink to stain it.  For the frame I used a scrap of Paper Studio, pop dots, Folk art crackle and paint.  I also crackle painted the acetate starfish and used a pop dot for dimension. I used some Green fuzzy fibers to look like seaweed. I also used some beads, charms, twine and eyelets for the fish eyes in the banner title.
Make sure you peek over at and check out this months theme, "Make a Splash"...Its chocked full of creative ideas to paper craft your summer themes.

 Currently I have been working on a HUGE altered idea. I love Vintage/ Shabby found objects. Since my hubby and I flip houses on the side, we get our hands on some pretty cool old wooden windows. He was sweet enough to add a window box to one of these shabby windows. I've been adding my details with paint, stain and beach type embellishment. Its going in the kids bathroom and will have bronze/copper like hardware for towels.  I wont show the window yet but I will over the next few days give you a sneak peek at the layouts I have created to go inside them.


  1. Amazing page, Lana! So much ideas in one page. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Such lovely art. Am now a follower of your seeing your work at ACOT!

  3. Such a fabulous layout.. perfection with all the embellies and sea treasures on it. Loves it.

  4. Lana this is a fabulous layout - great photo and such diverse embellishments that have all come together beautifully! You have inspired me to try some different things on my layouts soon. TFS - I am now a follower.

  5. love the cluster of elements with shells!

  6. totally awesome; I'm in love with the fish banner and of course the walnut distressing!

  7. holy cow! this is recycled heaven. fantastic layout. can't wait to see your altered project. thanks for linking to paper issues.

  8. Great idea, Love it! I wonder how hard it would be for me to find an old window... thanks for the idea. I am now a follower!


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