A Beautiful Beach Scrapbook Layout

A Beautiful Beach Scrapbook LayoutCreating A Beautiful Beach Scrapbook Layout

Nothing inspires a beautiful beach scrapbook layout like a long vacation on a tropical island! Back in 2008, I went island hopping in Palawan. It was the very 1st time that I braved riding a banca hopping from one summer island to another isolated summer island. I believe they were 3 to 4 islands that our group went around for one summer get-away. And it was my 1st visit to Palawan. And, the first to get hold of a starfish in such clear and pristine waters.

For my layout, I wanted to create hand-drawn art within my scrapbook page. I started by painting with my watercolour pans a seascape as background of my photo, making it more of a scrapbook art than a painting on watercolour paper or canvas.

You can share the technique in creating a scrapbook page with your children or love ones. You can make your children paint something for you and encapsulate it in a scrapbook page, like what I did — A collaborative scrapbook page as an end result. But I did prefer to work my layout alone. But, then, it would be such a good idea for a wonderful and fun-filled family collaboration scrapbook page layout of an art within a scrapbook page.

Your Beautiful Beach Scrapbook Layout Materials

  • Pattern Paper
  • Blooms (Webster Pages)
  • Wooden Butterfly Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio)
  • 3D Sticker Embellishments (Paper House Productions)
  • Dimensional Sticker Embellishments (Recollections)
  • Tiara Glitter Letter Stickers – Thickers (American Crafts)
  • Washi Tapes
  • Watercolour Pencils (Faber Castell)
  • Charcoal Pencil (Faber Castell)
  • Modeling Paste (LeFranc & Bourgeois)
  • Camel Watercolour
  • Inks (Ranger)
  • Wooden Stamps
  • Journaling Smash Pen (K&Company)
  • Stencil

Photo 1 - Supplies (HernandezKathleen)


1. Prepare your pattern paper by trimming the unwanted portion with your scissors. Prepare a 12 x 6 inch watercolour paper.

Photo 1 - Pattern Paper n Watercolour Paper (HernandezKathleen)
2. See placement of your photos, watercolour paper on your pattern paper.

Photo 2 - See Placement (HernandezKathleen)
3. Get your watercolour pan and work on your watercolour paper. Paint a seascape that serves as background of your photos.

Photo 3 - Take out and Paint with Watercolour (HernandezKathleen)
4. Draw a cloud with your pencil on plain paper. Cut out your drawn cloud from your paper. Take out your ink and sponge. Position your cut-out cloud on your seascape. Sponge blue ink around your cut-out cloud without adhering. Sponge or dab more ink around for a skyline.

Photo 4 - Cloud with Pencil (HernandezKathleen)
5. Adhere your painted seascape and your photos.

Photo 5 - Adhere watercolour paper n photos (HernandezKathleen)
6. Position your cut-out cloud on another part of your painted and created skyline. Adhere cut-out cloud with dimensional double-sided foam tape.

Photo 6 - Position n Adhere Cut-out Cloud (HernandezKathleen)
7. Choose the color of blooms to make use. Set aside.

Photo 7 - Choose your Blooms (HernandezKathleen)
8. With a stencil, use spatula to apply modeling paste for waves and lobster on the bottom of your layout. With a scrapbook stencil, use spatula to apply modeling paste on your created seascape for a sailboat.

Photo 8 - Spatula Modeling Paste with Stencil (HernandezKathleen)
9. Prepare charcoal pencil and coloring pencils. Color your sailboat using charcoal pencil and coloring pencil. Prepare gray coloring pencil.

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10. Start coloring the thought bubble with your gray coloring pencil. Finish coloring the rest of the thought bubble with your gray coloring pencil. Prepare your green coloring pencil.

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11. Color the trees with your green coloring pencil. Color also the nipa hut. Prepare water and your brush. Brush with water part that were colored by water soluble coloring pencils.

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12. Prepare your Blue Blooms. Adhere blooms. Prepare 3D or Dimensional Sticker Embellishments. Stick your 3D or Dimensional Sticker Embellishment around your layout.

Photo 10 - Adhere Blooms n 3D Stickers (HernandezKathleen)
13. Prepare your glitter letter stickers. Form your LO Title – Palawan ’08 with your letter stickers.

Photo 11 - LO Title with Chipboard Letters (HernandezKathleen)
14. Get your smash journaling pen. Write sub-titles.

Photo 12 - Sub-titles with Smash Journaling Pen (HernandezKathleen)
15. Prepare wooden stamp and ink. Stamp “Make a Wish”. Doodle around your stamped “Make a Wish”.

Photo 13 - Stamp Make A Wish and Doodle (HernandezKathleen)
16. Adhere your butterfly wooden chipboard embellishment. Prepare 2 washi tapes. Add washi tapes on the bottom of your layout. Prepare heart wooden stamp and red ink. As finishing touch, stamp a heart on the sail of your sailboat.

Photo 14 - Butterfly Wooden Chipboard, Washi Tapes n Heart Stamp (HernandezKathleen)

You now have one Summer-themed Beach Scrapbook Page!

If you’d like 7 more FRESH ideas for your Beach Scrapbook Layout then click here!

Photo 0 - 2008Palawan LO (HernandezKathleen)

Layout By Kathleen B. Hernandez

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