Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Catch of the Day

Well as you can see I'm back to a two page layout.  I'm like that potato chip you can't make just one...LOL.  Well anyway, this is the 2nd challenge of 6 for Splitcoaststampers Digital Sscrapbooking Day Celebration.  Again I'm a traditional scrapper but everyone was welcome.  I have until 11:30pm next Sunday to complete the other 4.  It was designed by Wendy B (SCS wendella247) & her challenge was to:
  1. Use at least two shaped photos (anything other than squares or rectangles).  I used a lot of rectangle photos (12) but there are two in the upper right corner of the 2nd page that are shaped different.  I used the Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles on all the photos but those two I turned them a little & ran them through the Cuttlebug again so they're no longer a rectangle!  Challenge met!
  2. Use at least 2 background papers.  My 1st background paper is a blue distressed Huckleberry Pond paper by The Paper Loft.  The 2nd background paper is from The Paper Loft too & is from a pack of Hooked on Fishing.  I placed a 2 1/2" strip at the bottom of each page so it appeared the fish were swimming in the water below the blue sky.  Challenge met!
  3. Use some rickrack.  I had rub-ons by Martha Stewart that were different colors of rickrack so I used the blue at the top of the fish paper to simulate waves.  Challenge met!
  4. Use a title & at least one line of journaling.  The title I used was from an accessory sheet titled Here Fishy, Fishy by The Paper Loft. I cut it in half & put it on both pages.  I did a lot of journaling lines.  Challenge met!
  5. Use 3 clusters of 3 or more items.  This was the hardest part of the challenge.  Cluster 1 was 3 fish cut from a left over piece of paper & hung on a stringer (a piece of  DMC  floss).  Cluster 2 are 3 fishing hook eyelets from The Eyelet Outlet.  Cluster 3 are 3 fishing lures stickers from EK Jolee.  Not sure I like them but I couldn't come up with anything else.  Challenge met!

The close up at the right shows the fish on the stringer.  I also used a piece of twine net on each page the used dimensionals to put the title over top of it.  I bought a large piece of this netting at the CKC in Lancaster this summer.  Didn't have any idea what I was going to use it for but it looks like I found one!

Thanks for looking! 

Supplies:  Paper - The Paper Loft 's Huckleberry Pond, Hooked on Fishing & Here Fishy, Fishy accessory sheet; Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles; Accessories - Mon Ami Gabby netting, The Eyelet Outlet fishing hooks, EK Jolee stickers; Martha Stewart rub-on rickrack, DMC floss, glue dots & dimensisonals..

1 comment:

  1. What a great LO. I love the 3 of 3. And the net you used is just perfect. Kudos!