Sea Shell Collection

This post received a lot of love when it was a guest post on Ella Claire Inspired and I must say, it may be my favorite project I've done so far!  I created this print because I really love old encyclopedia-like pictures and I wanted one of sea shells for my bathroom.  I found all the sea shell graphics at  The Graphics Fairy has such an amazing collection of prints and graphics and I was so excited to find the perfect shells for my project.

After I found my seashells and the perfect time-worn paper background, I headed on over to Photoshop to get started.  But just putting the seashells on the page wasn't good enough.  I wanted it to look like a real journal with notes about each shell scribbled on the page.  I felt like I was doing a school project again when I was doing all this research on different shells!  It might sound like boring work, but learning about shells was actually really interesting!  I had to make a couple educated guesses as to what a couple of the shells were called, but based on the pictures I sorted through, I think it is pretty accurate!  Every shell is beautiful and different and has its own story.  I intentionally found a font that looks like a messy cursive but I think it is still legible enough to read the notes I made.

The print was made specifically to be a 16x20.  Anything bigger or smaller than that and you'll have to crop or deal with resolution issues.   I printed mine at Costco and added a 1/2 inch border to it.  I added the border because I had a pretty chunky frame and I didn't want any of the writing to be cut off. 

I love that I can hang this in my entry way during the summer and now that summer is almost over, it will have a place in my bathroom in the winter!   Hope you can find a place for it in your home too!

Download and print it HERE. 

This post was originally published at Ella Claire on May 14th