Monday, 7 February 2011

Black Swan Layout

Hope you had a great weekend! I certainly did - we went out to Cosmos (my favorite Greek restaurant) to celebrate my birthday on Saturday night. Sooo yummy! The rest of the weekend was a relatively quiet one for us.


It's been a while since I've shared a layout from our cruise album so I thought I would share one with you today. While in Antigua we went on a Pirate Ship excursion - one of Eathans favorite parts of the trip. This was the layout I did with the photos and for my scrapbook club in January.

We did a lot of stamping this time around. Actually, I don't think anyone used the big shot at all which is out of the ordinary for a scrapbook club. The banner was done using an image from the Party This Way stamp set. I punched holes and then fed some hemp through it to create the look of a banner.

Another thing that we did was collage stamping. That's how the strips down the sides were created. I used the wonderful Extreme Elements stamp set and a variety of colors chosen from the photos and just randomly stamped on some whisper white cardstock. It looks like patterned paper doesn't it?

I found the black background just too harsh so I took a stipple brush and my whisper white craft ink and just brushed on some white ink to soften the black. It also gives the layout a bit of a dirty look which is perfect for a pirate layout! I am really happy with the way it turned out.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the release of the February Creative ARTwork kit.


Sherry


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