Blue. What color could be more beautiful? It’s the peaceful, tranquil color of the sea and sky. For me, just looking at the color blue refreshes my senses like a soft breeze on a summer day.
Blue is said to represent happiness and optimism so I was delighted to see that this month’s featured Grid Paper is a lovely aqua color called Robin’s Egg. The mix of green into blue gives this color a natural, watery palette.
I have sooo many photos that I know would look just fabulous on this color, making it quite difficult to narrow down what I wanted to scrap today. I chose some precious shots of my grandson from his first (and only) visit to my home in Florida. Both my son and my husband work for the military so we are always crossing paths and have spent only a very few occasions together this way. The time together in our pool was so much fun!
Wanting to enhance the watery feel of this page, I used my 1-inch square punch on this Karen Foster Rippling Waves paper for the background. To get the effect I wanted, I then used a 1-inch circle punch on the same paper. The circles are folded in half and glued to the back of each square.
For extra sparkle and shine, Sticky Face ‘By the Shore’ Sticky Shapes were covered in fine glitter to make my accents. These shapes were so fun and easy to use and come in 4 different themes at SnapNCrop.com.
Another way you can create your own water-themed page with this Robin’s Egg grid paper is by combining the paper with a neutral tan or beige for a seaside friendly color palette. Add some sparkle with a bit of glitter (there are eleven shades to choose from!) and your project is sure to shine.