Saturday, 18 July 2009

Traveler's Inspiration Challenge: {three}

Well, its that time of the week again, time for Tina's Traveler's Inspiration Challenge. This week, the beautiful inspiration photo is supplied by Amy, at Tethered 2 Home:

I have been looking forward to Friday night all week, and not just because it is the start of the weekend! Tina's challenge comes online on our Friday night, and it is the perfect wind-down from a long week. I get to sit down, and think about what I am going to do, and then get up early on Saturday morning and have a play with my craft goodies. What a perfect start to the weekend!

So last night I made a sketch, and this morning I put together this 12 x 12 scrapbook page:

List of Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted, stamped images © Stampin' Up!):

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Brilliant Blue textured cardstock, Brilliant Blue, Yoyo Yellow and Summer Sun smooth cardstock
Ink: Real Red and Yoyo Yellow Classic ink
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin' kit, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Jersey Shore DSP, On Board Timeless Type, White Gesso by Plaid, stipple brush, yellow embroidery thread by DMC, yellow button by Bazzill Basics Paper, 3/4" circle punch, scallop edge punch, crimper, mini glue dots, SNAIL adhesive and sticky strip.

I am very happy with the way this page turned out. I was scribbling away last night and my husband says to me...'are you making a list of things to buy?'. I laughed and showed him the sketch...the relief on his face was obvious!

I painted the chipboard letters with white gesso, then added the Yoyo Yellow classic ink with the stipple brush. I dried the letters off using the heat tool. Also, there are red boats stamped all over the red strip on the left hand side of the page...some have been stamped off, and don't show up well in the photo.

This was the first time we took our little 6m trailer sailer out on Lake Burley Griffin, and we had the dinghy attached. The kids loved every minute of this day. We went swimming, riding in the dinghy, had lunch, bought ice creams at the National Museum of Australia (which has a jetty where we were able to tie up) and generally had fun. The dinghy got stolen from the lake shore one night not so long after this photo was taken, which is a bit of a shame...but we still have the sail boat and we use an inflatable dinghy now instead.

Thanks so much for the inspiration Amy and Tina. Have a lovely weekend everyone!


Nancy Riley said...

There you go again! ... creating another spectacular scrapbook layout! I love all the torn paper waves!

On another note, I love how you proudly display your iPICKS! I'm going to have to get an official badge made one of these days!

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous layout - love the DP waves and sun, and the way you've used the colours from the picture! I really should give scrapbook layouts a go - just too many pics, where to start - LOL
Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

Hey Ho Sam!

This is an absolutely fantabulous page! It looks so happy and cheerful in those colours and I can only imagine how much of a wonderful time the kids had! Great job!

Luv Karen

Jean said...

What a bright and cheery page Sam! Yes I can see the line of little boats down the side - it is all so interesting to look at! Love it!

travelingmama said...

Ha! If only my husband were so lucky! LOL! I adore your page! It is so perfect for this week's challenge! Thanks for playing!
Hugs from Morocco!

Diane Barnes said...

Love love love it Sam! Captures the fun & colours of your pic & the challenge pic perfectly & l adore the yellow sun. Inky wishes, Di :)

Colleen said...

Very cute page - linked here from Tina's challenge. You captured the fun of the inspiration photo!

Leonie said...

What a beautiful LO

Kate Lewis said...

I ADORE your page Sam!!!! What a sunny, cheery page - love the colours, just fabby!! Hugs Kate xx

Laura O'Donnell said...

great page!

Emily Leiphart said...

I really love this layout. Great torn edges and that flower is so pretty! I wish I scrapbooked regularly. ;)

Winter said...

Very cute! Great picture too!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

This is a great LO. I took a look at the date, & had to laugh. That time in January, I was shoveling, just a wee bit of snow.

clouds shadler said...

oh wow! this is totally a super fun LO! the colors and the PP are great!

Clouds :D

Likes Chocolate said...

Well done! The colors really pop!