Monday, March 9, 2009

Go Fish!

That's probably what you want to say to me for not blogging for an entire month. My only excuse is that February was absolutely crazy. Unfortunately my big scrap weekend was sidelined when Melissa got some sort of fever virus which had her sick in bed for 8 (yes, count them, 8!) days. Mark followed suit with the same virus. (His lasted 6 days.) Add to that Winter Break and a few business trips for Sal, and you get the picture. While I wasn't blogging much, I did carve out a little creative time. I'll be sharing those layouts with you over the next few days.
The first layout is titled "Go Fish." As soon as I saw these pictures of Mark & Sal's afternoon at the lake, I knew that I had to scrap them. These father/son moments are rare with a teenager.
So, here's the layout.

I made a special trip to Michael's to find the K & Company pewter fish. I just knew that I had to use some twine to catch that little embellie around my title. As you can see, I mimicked the idea with my journaling spot.

As you can see, I mimicked the idea with my journaling spot.

I created the leaf and swirl pattern on the frame with Technique Tuesday's Petal Pushers stamp set. To create my own patterned paper, I used VersaMark ink to stamp the words from Technique Tuesday's Endless Summer set along with the leaf. I used clear embossing powder to finish the look.

In picking my colors, I used the quart, pint, cup ratio. (A quart of green, a pint of blue, and a cup cream) I threw in a tablespoon of orange for good measure! The birds are 7 Gypsies rub-ons that I won in a RAK on the CK message board. (Thanks alisonm!) The rub-ons were a little close together on the sheet so Basic Grey's rub-on tool really came in handy.
Ingredients: American Crafts Card Stock; Making Memories (Animal Crackers) and Me & My Big Ideas (orange) patterned paper; Making Memories Puffy Alphas (green); Technique Tuesday Fundamental Postage Frames; 7 Gypsies rub-ons; K & Company metal embellishment; Anna Griffin, VersaMark inks; Technique Tuesday Petal Pushers and Endless Summer stamps.



Susan (rainy) said...

Wonderful page, Linda! That paper is perfect for the theme... and I love the title, too. :)

Niki Estes said...

Great layout, Linda! Love the colors!