22 February 2008
Summer at the beach
I was waiting until after our Extravaganza event to post my first scrapbook page. I thought it was appropriate that I use a page that I helped design using stamps predominantly to embellish.
Tracy Marshall & myself volunteered for this project as we could really see the potential of using our stamps on our scrapbook pages too.
We used Shore Things which is in the current Summer Mini catalogue - when I first saw the catalogue I thought that set is perfect for scrapbooking (& it is). Even though I don't spend a lot of time at the beach in summertime I still do & it is an important part of a "kiwi summer" according to me. This set had a co-ordinating Stampin' Around wheel Flip Flops which we used as a page border.
SU! has great wheels - flowers, leaves, butterflies, shells, presents, paw prints (says me with a smile), babies etc etc- currently 45 available. Standard size wheels are $13.95 & jumbo ones $18.75. They can be used to decorate boxes & wrapping paper as well; really versatile.
I loved the alphabet sets we used for this project too: Tidy Alphabet and Best Friends Alphabet.
The project was to design two 6x6" scrapbook pages but do it as a card. We envisaged the front of the card would be the title page & inside of the card as the "scrap book page". I loved the water mark effect that Versamark ink gave for the waves on the front of the project & the sand & shells on the inside mat for the photo (to be placed).
Card stock: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Marigold Morning, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: as above plus Versamark & Chocolate Chip (at the beach)
Accessories: 35mm & 32mm square punches, 13mm circle punch, 2mm hand held punch, 2-way glue pen with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, linen thread, mat pack (for faux stitching) with uniball Signo white gel pen & of course Snail adhesive.
Per usual the project looks better in real life but I hope you agree with me that it's rather groovey :-)
Check out my friend Judy's blog who was an attendee to see the projects done on the day.