Thank you, Robert, for a fabulous day fishing!
And thank you, Stampin' Up!, for a fabulous new nautical range!
I started out with the idea of using the new Open Sea stamp set and doing a real vintage layout, but the photos just didn't flow with it. It's great out layouts evolve as the emotions behind the photos come to play. And the look of the photos themselves too.
So, I found some different ways to add texture other than inking and sponging. We've using sanding blocks on some of the edges here as well as added the new Baker's Twine and roughed up other edges.
Do you recognize where the inspiration for these tags came from? I had to change it up a bit to fit the layout and the punches I had. The cool thing, too, is each person in the class could change these up to fit their colour choices and preferences. I loved seeing each one come out with a slightly different personality.
We also used every single stamp in the set, which to me signals great value and versatility. Not only that, but it is masculine-appropriate! (and doing the guy-oriented stuff is growing on me these days . . . )
The two stamps from Fabulous Phrases here stamped directly onto the photo is the whole of my title for this page. It's small and subtle, but I like it. And perfect for the photo here of Robert putting the slimy bait on for me.
And also, just wanted to show that yes, you can stamp direclty onto your photos! It's a great look.
Next scrapbooking class is Thursday February 9th and we will do a love-themed page, suited for anniversaries or parent/child photos or any photos really of someone you love. Might even be able to sneak in a few flowers or something on that one. LOL
Thanks for looking! Please contact me with any queries or orders!
Stamps: Open Sea, Fabulous Phrases
Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Early Espresso
Other: Bakers Twine, Vintage Brads, 1" Square Punch, Neutrals Buttons, Hemp Twine, Large Tag Punch, Regals Brads, 3/4 inch circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch