‘By the Seashore’ by Elisa Ablett

by Elisa Ablett

Hi Scrap FX Fans,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest inspiration for you, a beach themed mixed media layout featuring one of the new release frames and a few classic stencils.

I wanted to use the new Circle Hash Frame under my photo but it wasn’t quite working for the design, so when in doubt, cut, flip, rotate and reverse it, that is the beauty and versatility of chipboard.

After stenciling and inking in the background I wanted to make sure the colours flowed through onto the chipboard, so I matched my inks and paints that I used on the chipboard as closely as possible then sat the chipboard over the top of the background and sprayed with a gorgeous blue/turquoise Dina Wakely gloss spray to make a pretty patina over the whole lot. I just love how it turned out!

I added some clear glass cabochons to continue on the sea themed/sea glass look, along with a Scrap FX title chipboard – By the Seashore and this was again inked and painted to match with the background.

Let’s take a closer look at all the details –

I used the Random Dots stencil with Blue glitter paste from Nuvo in the background which brought out the circular theme in the chipboard as well as making sea foam and bubbles in the background.

The Coral Stencil was used with great effect in the background as well, using differing colours of stamp pads to create depth. I also used the large border foam stamp – Numbers, which is one of my favourites at the moment as it can be used on just about any layout or project!

Lastly but not least, there are splashes of brown and sepia in my layout to match in with the chipboard plus the seashore. You can see from my photo I have tried to match as closely as possible all the colours in the photo with my background as well. This contributes greatly to a great layout design.

Here are the Scrap FX products used in my layout along with the links in the shop :-

By the SeashoreCoral StencilCircle Hash frameRandom Dots stencilNumber set stamps

By the Seashore – Title Chipboard

Coral Stencil

Circle Hash Frame – New Release

Random Dots Stencil

Numbers Stamp

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you are inspired to try a sea themed layout in the coming months and don’t forget to stop by the Scrap FX Creative Space on facebook to post all your Scrap FX related projects.


Elisa x



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