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Published on March 27th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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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.

The Cricut Baby Steps and Cricut Font and Basic Shapes cartridges make up the rest of the title.

Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

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.

Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

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.

Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

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.

Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

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:





Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Enjoy!

kris

Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com



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2 Responses to Jewel of the Sea Cricut Scrapbook Layout

  1. Kelly Katz says:

    Another Amazing layout. I am your newest email subscriber! I LOVE all of the shading. I recently did a Boy Scout album and I wanted a rugged look on some pages, and messed up the background paper. I decided to try and fix it, and I took a piece of VERY fine grit sandpaper. It turned out Amazing! Your layouts are very inspiring to me. My craft mojo has been MIA

    • says:

      Hi Kelly! thank you so much! wow,I love your idea of the sanded background paper. I also love the look of crumpled then inked or chalked backgrounds. So glad to have helped you find your mojo again!
      kris

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