Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mud scrappin

Since I am a mother to six, I have done my fair share of scrap pages about mud, dirt, water, and other kid activities. So, when I sat down to scrap these pictures of my nieces and nephews playing in the water that turned to mud, I just didn't feel like doing the typical smeary, brown, mud pages. Or, blue water pages for that matter. I felt like the pink soccer shirt my niece was wearing was kind of reaching out to me, so I played off of that. I did use brown, but....you all know pink and brown are among my favorite color combos! My page base is Chocolate chip cardstock from Stampin' Up! For the splashy drippy feature (what would YOU call it?) I used a stencil I got from Crafters workshop several months ago. I actually TRACED the stencil onto pixie pink cardstock and cut it all out. I know, the entire time I was thinking....''don't I have something on my Cricut that will cut this out??" but, once I got started, I had to finish. So, finish I did. It wasn't so bad, and it kept me from making the 60 invitations I needed to finish yesterday....so, well worth it! :o) I laid the pink parts all out and placed my pictures on them and thought....it needs something....so I pulled out my 1/4" circle punch and went crazy with it. Granted, there were circles on the stencil that I didn't cut out, but...I used them in my OWN places. I stuck all the pink down with Tombow Liquid glue (can you tell I love it?) and then put the pictures down. I did mount two pictures with Close to Cocoa and popped them up with dimensionals. I added three pink mini brads to the picture of Gwennie, but overcame the urge to put ribbons on there. I used three different alphabets for my title...Well, "good" is actually from a set of foam stamps from CK, 'clean' is from Stampin' Up!s Jumbo Outline alphabet, and Fun is from my newest SU set, Taffy Alphabet. I stamped good and fun with white craft ink and clean with close to cocoa onto vanilla cardstock. I used my white gel pen to add some journalling around the bottom edges to double as a little border. In spite of all the time this took, it was a lot of fun! I think I may have to scrap again tomorrow!

1 comment:

Michelle Tweedy said...

I love this layout. Great color combo and the swirls look fabulous!