Sunday, June 26, 2011
I wanted to scrap this photo of us at the beach and Shimelle's sketch of the week this week was perfect. The photo also went great with a Pink Paislee 365 Degree 6x6 paper pad and embellishments making this layout work for Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge to use at least 4 sheets from a mini paper pad on a layout. Check. Finally, I used non-summer themed papers on a summery layout so it fits a Snap and Scrap your summer challenge at Two Peas - Double check.
The challenge was the journaling. What else to say about the beach at Hilton Head? It was breezy, It was sunny, it was our last night there, we don't want to leave (yawn). Finally I realized that I don't go there by myself; I'd ask my husband his thoughts. The journaling is exactly what he said when he looked at the photo:
"Looks so perfect.
Me standing there holding you.
I wouldn't change a thing.
And what he said when he saw the completed layout. "Can we go back?" Oh, I wish!
Since this sketch was a real departure from my regular style - a lot of small pieces of paper, lots of white space and only one photo - I followed it very closely until the end when I added just a couple more embellishments.
For the background, I did Shimelle's method of flicking paint on the page before I added anything else. It was fun, like being a child in a food fight.
I also used paint to distress the edge of the journaling block. It took three tries before I got a color I liked. That's the great thing about paint. Since it is opaque, you can layer until you are happy.
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Ingredients: DSP and Cork embellishments: Pink Paislee 365 Degree 6x6 paper pad
Stickers: Basic Grey Marrakesh
Cardstock: Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up!
Grid paper: My Mind's Eye
Ribbon: Making Memories