Hello there - Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Anything but a Card Blog Hop. If you arrived from Marie Berquist you are on the right path. If not you may want to hop back to the beginning by clicking here.
There are prizes to be had - all you need to do is leave comments for the designers by May 10th and you will be eligble to win!
For this layout I have to thank Beth Frappier for the photo. She is soo good to me.
I used the Sparkle N Sprinkle Embossable Acetate to create an overlay from the Silouttes Stamps. The Pear and Moss Tuscany Embossing Powders are perfect together to create this beachy grass foreground. The Willow Branch Stamp, upside down, reminded me of sea plants and made a nice accent for my peek-a-boo corner.
I stuck with turquoise and pale green mists that remind me of the Gulf of Mexico.
Since the photo had such natural texture from the dock I chose linen, gauze, a cord flower, hemp twine and cork alphas for embellishments.
Some close ups
There is a full write up in the Gallery on the steps and products to create this layout, here.
Just a reminder to leave a comment to be eligible for the fabulous prizes that are to be awarded. There are prizes "hidden" in some of the blogs, so the comment you leave just may be one of the winners.
Next on the hop is Barbara Bruder, a very talented lady who I am sure will have something to inspire you.
The hop order in case you need it is:
Cindy Keogh (This is me.)
I hope you enjoy the hop and feel inspired - even if it's just to go to the Beach. LOL