8x8 Nautical Themed Layout by Julie Lavalette

Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today. Thanks for all your lovely comments and likes on my Shabby Butterfly card last week, truly appreciated. Today I am sharing with you an 8x8 Scrapbook Layout using a photograph of my Dad in the early days of his career in the Merchant Navy.

I started off by tearing out a section from an old map and adding some Distress Ink on to it to age it further and mounted it on to Cardstock which had been torn and distressed at the edges with my Distress tool.

I cut out my Ships Helm and added highlights with a Gold Pro marker.

Next I cut out my Anchor and highlighted the chain. 

You will see in this photograph I layered it up twice for a shadow effect, cutting the die cut in half gave me the expansion I needed for this effect.

My frame was cut out and highlighted with some Gilding Wax. My Ships Helm Die was once again accented at the side of this frame.

I trimmed the photograph of my Dad and added a White Border to help make the White on his Cap and Shirt pop forward. I don't yet have the Word Die Dad, so I paper pieced from my words Daughter and Birthday to get the word Dad.

I now trimmed a lighter shade of Blue Cardstock to 7.5 inches square and placed my Deutschland Border around the perimeter, once cut I Distressed the edges and mounted on to White Cardstock of the same size to highlight the beauty of this die.

Finally layering all my Layout onto an 8x8 piece of Dark Blue Cardstock. I added the Fishtail Banners which were trimmed down and curled at the edges adding a little star in the centre.

I hope this Scrapbook layout has inspired you to get creative. Thanks for stopping by today and Good Luck to Everyone entering our Weekly Challenge for your chance to win a $20 spending spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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Have a wonderful weekend,

Julie x


  1. Beautiful. Love how you added the shadow to the anchor. Hugz

  2. WOW, ein Traum die Karte
    glg Gertrude

  3. Wow,what an fantastic layout. I love all the details.

  4. Love the colors, layout and how you cut the "shadows". Really lovely project!

  5. What a brilliant design from Julie.The magic mirror die has been on my wish list for a while, it's super


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