Manta Rays

Hiya Everyone!
Last night i decided to make another layout for fun but this time in a row of embellishment. I have never done a layout with so much blank space but i want to build up my portfolio with nice layouts + textures and such! This photo was taken in mexico and during the layout process i kept getting it all inky 🙁 O WELL! I love the rich colors against the brighter background. Let me know what you think in the comments below and be honest!

Some close ups!

This layout was so fun and quite quick actually! Only about 45 minutes! I love the stitching also! 
Thanks so much for looking and follow my blog to the right!


  1. January 20, 2012 / 11:01 pm

    nice work!

  2. January 20, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    whats not to love about this drew!? its so awesome with all the blues and greens against the neutrals and love those buttons and sea shells ! the tucked corner and the fab opening for the shells is brilliant!

  3. Violet W.
    January 20, 2012 / 11:12 pm

    I love it. I don’t like dishonesty when it comes to my work. I feel that I can not progress if I am not hearing the truth. I don’t want someone being mean though.

  4. January 20, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Yes you did get inky with this one Drew.Loved how you did your embellishments to look like flotsam washed up on the beach Nice work
    * Adrienne*

  5. danolando
    January 21, 2012 / 1:32 am

    OMG I am speechless your just so talented any chance you could give me some prim LOL P.S I am not jocking

  6. January 21, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    OMG this is stunning! The photo is beautiful and you framed it perfectly without over powering it or taking away from it. This l/o is absolutely gorgeous! TFS and for the inspiration!


  7. Crystal
    January 21, 2012 / 2:58 pm

    This is some beautiful work. having sadi that, it’s really REALLY frustrating to see you updating this almost daily and the people in your Kit club are STILL waiting on instructions for your december Kit and you seem to be ignoring us. It’s fine if you cancelled it but you SAID you wouold give us istructions and you haven’t yet, it’s almost Feb! You need to do what you told us all you were going to do, it’s bad business to just leave us hanging the way you have.

  8. January 21, 2012 / 3:48 pm

    I think it is really cool and I love it! Awesome work 🙂

  9. January 21, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    Beautiful layout

  10. January 22, 2012 / 2:37 am

    I think your work is amazing! I would love to be a fly on your wall, so I could witness first hand your creative process 🙂

  11. January 22, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Drew, the colors are brilliant! I love how the blue-green bring out the colors of the photo. I never thought about placing a photo on top of embellishments. I will have to try it. Keep up the great work!

  12. January 22, 2012 / 1:14 pm

    Hi Drew,
    How amazing is this layout! I love the circle cut out of the photo with the embellischments peeking through! Such a clever idea… that I will have to steal from you of course… sorry! LOL 🙂 Love your grungy look… I can never get it to look as nice as you do! Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  13. January 22, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    this is gorgeous! I love all the treatment you did to the photo!!

  14. January 23, 2012 / 4:05 am

    I love it. It is nice to see your inner artist come out more. Love the folded corner on the pic.

  15. January 30, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    Wow!! LOVE the cut-out in the photo and the clothes peg. I think this is one of the best layouts I’ve ever seen (and that’s saying something lol).

    And Oh My Bug I didn’t know they flew???

  16. December 5, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    I really like this one. Just love all of the dimension. Great page.

  17. February 12, 2013 / 2:13 am

    I love it. I’ve watched a couple of your from start to finish LO videos, you make the scrapbooking process look so easy. I struggle with inspiration on my own. I’m a great scraplifter. LOL. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your videos.