Beach Shack Donna Espiritu Scrapbooking layout

“Bliss” Scrapbooking Layout by Donna Espiritu

February 19, 2018

Hello everyone. Donna here sharing a scrapbooking layout using the Beach Shack collection

I also used the Wooden Flourishes and Decorative Dies that coordinates with the collection.

Flourish Pack Beach 35pcs

Decorative Die – Porthole 

I don’t have much beach photos or I should rather say, no beach photos at all. But I remembered my dear friend took this photo of me and my family two years ago when we went to Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia. One of the oldest coastal city in north-western Saudi Arabia, situated on the coast of the Red Sea.

I printed two photos and placed it side by side like so. I mounted these with foam tapes for a bit of dimension.

I used one of the specialty papers in the Beach Shack collection as background. Then I brushed a combination of blue, teal, brown and black watercolors. Then magic happens as beautiful patterns in the paper are revealed.

I layered lots of die cuts or collectables underneath and around the two photos. The embellishment is a mixture of paper and wooden flourishes. I also used one paper from the 6 1/2 paper pad that has a wonderful shimmer to it. It’s difficult to capture but the shimmer is beautiful.

I added a thin, brown hemp afterward. I thought the layout needed something to contrast the blueish tone of the page. I placed the brown hemp underneath the photos and the embellishments.

This is quite a simple layout to make and I’m sure you can recreate this as well.


Kaisercraft Products: Beach Shack Collection: P2475 Pier | PS516 Mosaic |CT930 Collectables| Wooden Flourish Pack – FL618 – Beach| SS256 Sticker Sheet | Decorative Die – DD808 – Porthole | T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

 Other: Hemp| Doily| Thread | Watercolors

I would love to read your thoughts on my scrapbooking project today and your wonderful comments always warm my crafty heart! Thank you for dropping by!

Happy crafting,





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  • Reply Alicia February 19, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Donna this layout is absolutely stunning. I adore it. Your post is so well written. Xxoo

  • Reply Rosslyn Coutts February 19, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Lovely page

  • Reply Naomi February 21, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Love all the texture elements on your page, so gorgeous!

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