Monday, July 6, 2015

A Visit to the Sea Lab

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this layout featuring my son at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.  I had so much fun stamping this layout!  This layout uses loads of stamps! Here is my complete supply list:

ColourArte: Radiant Gels-- Indian Copper 
Core'dinations :Cardstock (White Wash Picket Fence), Sanding block and dust buddy
PACON- Multi Media Paper
Inks: Tsukineko Memento (Tuxedo Black and London Fog). Note you may want to substitute Jet Black Archival Ink for the Memento Tuxedo Black as this project does use some watercolor techniques.  I worked fast so my ink did not really bleed.
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Abandoned Coral
Distress Markers: Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye
Graphic 45 Papers
Crop-a-dile hole punch
Paper Studio Banner Punch
Spectrum Noir #EB8
Water Brush

I started by placing my Sin City Stencil under my Core'dinations Cardstock and sanding in multiple location on my background.  

In the space left over I stamped the Sequence Waste Stamp repeatedly, overlapping the stamped images to mimic a fish net look. I used a torn piece of paper to mask off the parts I didn't want stamped.  This created a subtle texture over my background. 

I then cut a frame from patterned paper and added it over my background page.

I decided that the frame was too plain so I punched holes in the frame and threaded jute through the holes and added a bow at the top of my layout. 

I then stamped the ship on Multi Media paper and added it to the top right corner of my layout.

I added my matted photos and a banner across the upper left corner. 
I then stamped lots of sea images onto Multi Media paper.  For the Diving Helmet I painted over the image with the Radiant Gels. The other images except for the shell were painted with Twinkling H2Os.

For the Sea Shells I used my Distress Markers and drew an ink line along the outer edge and then use my water brush to pull the ink toward the center of the shell.

I then fussy cut all the images  and added them as accents throughout the layout.  
I stamped my title on to my hand made tags and added them to my layout. 

Here is the finished project!


  1. Love the layered cluster of embellies!

  2. this is amazing... wonderful layout

  3. This is fabulous page layout, Chris!!!

  4. Love it!!! Such a fun layout and a great tip for scrapping!!!


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