Published on March 27th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain2
Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout
Today is day 5 of my week-long celebration of double-page, scene-inclusive scrapbook page layouts.
I hope you have enjoyed my layouts. They certainly were fun for me. I have to tell you, these layouts do take some time.
I am providing you with my Cricut Craft Room files, which take me at least 2 hours to set up and size and put the right layer on the right color cardstock. Not complaining! Just wanted you to know the process.
Occasionally while I am cutting, I have to close out my printing screen and add more layers. Then I sit down with my dozens of little bits and pieces, and begin to create each diecut before I layer them onto the scene. This layout took about 3 hours to piece and then put together.
It’s definitely a labor of love, so make sure you have time and a safe place for your diecuts. You don’t want to lose those tiny pieces!
Of course, once I worked on my Pirate layout that I shared with you the other day, I fell in love with these mermaid cuts. I just knew that my run of boy themed layouts was over, I had to make something girly – a Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout! I could imagine a darling little toddler girl for this layout. Of course, maybe a lovely lady enjoying her day at the beach would be fabulous as well!
I used the Cricut Pirates and Mermaids cartridge.
I adore these bright and rich colors too, I used four different colors of teal, brown, sand, light flesh, and deep pink. Using the same colors for all of the diecuts really ties that scene together.
I tried to use size and spacing to show a depth to the scene as well. I added the castle and ship into the background with layers overlapping slightly. Then, I added the fish to the front of more items to bring them closer.
I loved this snooty looking mermaid, she was perfectly shaped to fit into my space here and still leave room for the title.
Again, I am using photo mats that are 4×6 to show nice large photos. I love that kelp cut that really adds interest to the photo space without overtaking it.
I used markers to lowlight and draw on the details of the cuts and a little brown and tan chalk to add details to Triton and the skin tones, plus the torn paper that anchors down the rocks, castle and greenery.
I like a textured cardstock, I use a mixture of Doodlebug and Bazzill cardstocks. They are beautiful to cut through as well.
I originally cut the 5 inch strip background, then crumpled that and the sand cardstock then smoothed them back out for the backgound. The texture of it gives a lot to the scene.
I added iridescent gems to look like bubbles, they sparkle and shimmer in the light. So delightful!
Here is the FREE Cricut Craft Room (ccr) file for you to download: