Hawaiian Escape: Embellishing for that Island Feel
I haven’t been to Hawaii myself but I do have friends who have escaped to Hawaii and I’ve borrowed a few of one friend’s photographs to complete this layout using ideas for adding a little Island feel to your scrapbook page by adding a few embellishments. Thank you, Danielle Benek, for the use of your photos.
• Mosaic Moments 12×12” grid in Bahama Blue
• Mosaic Moments Cornerstone Tiles: Hibiscus Flower, Palm trees
• EK Success medium flower punch
• EK Success Flowers and Leaf punch
• Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent and Metallic Cream Chalks
• Wooden laser cut and chipboard Surfboard by Grapevine Designs and Studio
• Liquid Pearls: Rose Petal
• Patterned Papers
• Cardstock EK Success Waterfall Color pack, Co’ordinations
• Karen Foster’s Scrapper’s Floss
• Glue Dots, pop dots
• Crystal Lacquer
• Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Jazz Blue
• October Afternoon Mist Paint: Woodland Park Springs
• Mister Huey’s mist: Ocean
• Alene’s Gloss Varnish
• Hawaii postage stamp (copy)
• Patterns for turtle and palm leaf
• Hawaii title made in FotoFusion with the original photo and Standout font
Where you need to start to get that Hawaiian Island Feel:
• I made a list of items that I thought of in relation to Hawaii. (Palm trees, ocean waves, surfers, Hawaiian print shirts, pineapples, flowers, grass skirts, volcanoes, luaus, wood carvings, vintage travel posters and postcards and of course Elvis and Magnum P.I.…but I couldn’t think of a reasonable way to fit either of them in)
• I looked for inspiration on Pinterest. Here’s mine:
• I chose patterns from the Pattern Gallery that would allow for large photos.
On to the photos:
The four photos with bold colors and beautiful vistas were all horizontal photos. I wanted to showcase them in a large format to show them off. Beautiful shots deserve to be seen!
Page One: Pattern #284. Photos are enlarged to 5”x 7” and then trimmed using Die Set B.
Page Two: Pattern #224 calls for two 4 x 4 blocks, however, the photo I wanted to use in these spots would mean it would need to be divided in the middle of the main flower. Instead I left it in one large photo. To get the photo the right size I printed it on 8.5×11” photo paper and trimmed to fit.
On the ocean view photo I added an effect in my photo editing program (ACDSee) called “childhood.” It boosted the color and added a black vignette effect to the edges. It is mounted on a black cardstock mat.
Add patterned paper:
With all the photos in place it was time to fill in all the other spots. Patterned paper in bamboo, grasses and wood were laid out as backdrops for the embellishments.
• Hibiscus Flower Cornerstones backed with Cyclamin Pink and chalked with added Liquid Pearls were placed in opposite corners.
• Four 1” Palm Tree tiles are backed with 1” squares of the sunset photo for a gradient background.
• Two patterns from Pinterest helped to create the palm leaf and the turtle. The leaf is cut from EK Success Waterfalls Collection of textured cardstock. The turtle is cut from aqua cardstock and covered with a layer of liquid acrylic for shine and dimension then mounted with pop dots.
• In another section a wooden surfboard and chipboard under layer has been misted with three colors and topped with a gloss varnish. The glimmer in the mists was lost once covered with the varnish. I think I’d rather have the glimmer should I do it again.
• A postage stamp for the state of Hawaii adds a little color and interest.
At this point I knew I needed something more to finish the pages off. I went back to my lists, reviewed my Inspiration: Hawaiian Escape board on Pinterest and decided a few more flowers arranged like a lei would be just the right touch.
This layer adds dimension. Each punched flower center is chalked in several pastel shades, center pierced and strung onto the Scrapper’s Floss. A knot at the end of the floss acts as the flower center. Small glue dots at strategic spots help to hold the lei in the arrangement shape. The fullness of the lei is up to you. It will eventually lay fairly flat in your scrapbook, but the dimension is really fun looking.
Where it all ends:
So whether you have photos of Hawaii that you want to scrap or just want to get that island feel I hope some of these ideas will get you started on your own Hawaiian Escape!
Mosaic Moments Pinterest boards and ideas.