Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Shimelle's Sketch of the Week

When I first saw the sketch for this week I was stumped.  But what threw me wasn't the sketch, but the orange (as it appeared on my screen) on the layout.  Orange is my LEAST favourite colour and everytime I thought about this layout that was all I saw.  So I cleared my mind of the layout and looked just at the sketch.  Here is is ...

I am running out of printed photos so there were very few for me to choose from.  The only ones I could find were all landscape photos so I turned the sketch and started playing.  Here is my version of the sketch ...

Under The Deep Blue Sea

When we were in Florida we spent one day at Discovery Cove.  These photos were taken with a disposable underwater camera.  I love how blue the photos are as they really make me feel like I am under the sea.  After struggling for so long with this sketch because of orange, I think it is very funny that I ended up using orange on this page!  How ironic LOL

All of our photos from Discovery Cove are going to eventually be in one album and most of them have the same teal blue colour in them and these wonderful vinyl thickers by American Crafts.  The paper here is a very old one by Crate Paper (back when they felt like linen).  I had two chipboard hearts that I had painted for another project and didn't use, so I sprayed them some more and stamped the bigger one of the two so that I could use them here.

I added twine, beads and a shell that I found in my stash.  This layout came together quite quickly once I got started and I am really happy with it.  I loved this pool but it was the coldest one in the whole park so we popped in and out of it frequently.  I love to swim and it was very relaxing that day as all three kids wore life vests that helped to stop them sinking.  They were able to snorkel at the surface and still enjoy the thrill of swimming with fish.

There isn't any journalling on this page as I have far too much to say to fit it on this page.  When that happens I like to add a 6x12 page protector into my album and extended my page that way for the story.

Happy Tuesday to you all,

1 comment:

  1. Love the pics you used for Shimelle's sketch..it works really well having been rotated. isn't it funny how our minds just get locked on one aspect of something and won't let us look beyond it!
    Alison xx


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