Beaches Before Wheels

CSI#258CSI#258 celebrating summer – Feel free to interpret the Case File in any way that inspires you. [Entry 5]

combined with

White with Air Bubble [entry 8] WW1-July18-Air Bubble

Summer is here and thoughts once again return to trips out to the beach to enjoy the warm weather together.

UPDATE: this layout was chosen as a July Highlight by white with 1, thank you for your support, it means a lot to us.

WW1-July18-BBW-sneekPeekExcept, now my husband is in a wheelchair beaches are off the menu.  Created in memorium of Beaches Before Wheels (BBW).

WW1-July18-moodboardMy husbands favourite colour is blue, and he adores the bleached wood background of this layout which closely matches the White with colour Air Bubble highlighted with plenty of white and hints of pale sand.

From the White with…moodboard I have included stamped circles like the bunch of balloons, and open weaved cheesecloth like the cross over pattern of the ball of wool.


Print, script and woodgrain papers have been layered with white corrugated card to add interest and texture to the background and bring the focus to the two main images, the line of beach huts which angle to the journaling stripes, and the feature image in the Miszmasz circle flourish chipboard frame, finished with white embossing.

A cluster of beach themed veneer embellishments have been coloured with Lindys Creme Brulee and Azure Asters.  A loose weave white cheesecloth hints at fishermen nets.

Pale beach sand, glitter, art stones and seaglass elements nestle amongst the embellishment cluster to add texture and detail to the Ice Queen Ombre beads and complete the project.

Journaling reads:

Fond memories of beaches before wheels;
a peaceful place, walking hand in hand, sand between our toes, waves gently lapping, hunting for shells, BBW

Details from layout:

Stripes (woodgrain)
Beach/nautical elements (actual sand and beach veneer elements)
other animal (seahorse)
Circles (frame and stamped)
Embossing powder and sand
Elements from the Scene; shells, beach

Topic: Document a trip to the beach
Presentation: Add journaling to stripes on your paper

bright sky blue
navy blue (for text)
red with a hint of orange (look closely at the photograph of the beach huts to see the man in the red coat)
sand (actual sand used, plus the pale sandy brown of wood)

Thank you for looking
God bless

8 thoughts on “Beaches Before Wheels

  1. Oh wow, gorgeous layout. I love all the little elements you have used to embellish your page.
    Thanks for joining us at White with 1


  2. This is a beautiful layout with such a gorgeous, whimsy feel. I love how you used the colour and also all your gorgeous elements. The theme behind your layout is just so incredibly special too.
    Thank you for joining us at White..with 1!
    AND at CSI!


  3. I so admire your layering and how you have created your background – stunning work. Thank you so much for joining in with White … with 1 this month.


  4. Gorgeous layout, the wood blue was absolutely a perfect choice! Bravo! Good luck and thanks for playing with us at ww1 🙂


  5. Gorgeous layout! And that beach photo is equally as lovely! Thanks so much for joining us for the White … With 1 July challenge!


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