Portugal Layout by Nidia Rubio

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Hi friends! It's Nidia Rubio from Scrapamundi and I'm showing you one summery layout from our vacation in Portugal. It was our last trip being two, because we're waiting for our little daughter to be born this month.
It was my first trip to Portugal and I loved it. It is a country full of lovely places. We visited some beaches with very clear water and fine sand. For this reason I made this marine layout, full of sea details. I used white cardstock as my canvas and I composed the layout focused on the photograph. I surrounded it with this lovely Seashells Wreath cut file and backed it with different papers from the Horizon collection.

My next step was creating the watercolor background to highlight the center of the layout. I used a blue watercolor palette and then I put the different places that we visited with Mini Thickers. I was looking for an effect similar to the shiny sea, so I painted the foam letters with iridescent watercolor. I hope you can see that in the photos.

As I said before, I wanted to create a marine layout so I added ropes on the sides.

To finish I added pieces from the Seashells Border cut file. It seems that you can hear the sound of the sea through the shells, don't you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like this marine layout. See you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, embellishments: HORIZON; Thickers: PICK-ME-UPgessowatercolorswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Seashells Wreath and Seashells Border by Paige Evans
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  1. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING how you framed the photo with those shells!!!!

  2. Awesome layout. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful Nidia! Yes, I totally hear the sounds of the sea and maybe even a splash of salty ocean water too :D All the mixed media is so perfect and the paper-backed cut file is stunning. I really love the layers you created! Good luck with the arrival of your little one dear and congratulations too ! <3 K

  4. Thank you so much Kelly! To create this layout was so hard but it worth it!
    I thank you for the comment about my daughter, I will enjoy her so much :)


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