Thursday, February 5, 2015

Camp Lassen

Another layout completed and into the album! 


This two-pager is about Trevor's first overnight Cub Scout camp. It was harder for me to scrap than usual because I wasn't there. Steve and Trevor came home with tons of pictures and stories, so I knew what the highlights were for them and used those to make the layout.

A few things to note about this page:

  • The background started as plain khaki cardstock. I stamped all over both pages with a pine tree stamp and Versamark ink. Before it dried, I swiped brown and green chalks across it to bring out the images. It make a fun, grungy background that was perfect for a camping layout.
  • The strip of green that goes the length of the layout is from BasicGrey's Oh Baby! Boy line, circa 2006. I wouldn't ordinarily think to look in a baby collection for a camping layout, but the scrap was sitting out on my desk, so I decided to use it. 
  • The chipboard oars on the top left and the leaves on the bottom right started out black (they're from the Mr. Campy line by Cosmo Cricket). I "painted" them by dipping a finger directly into a bottle of yellowy cream paint, a second finger into green and a third finger in brown. I smeared all the colors onto the black chipboard and let them dry. Then I went back with a brown marker and added grain and shadowing to the oars and veins to the leaves. 

I really like how it all turned out.

5 comments:

  1. super cute layout
    totally love how you stamped the background paper! awesome

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  2. Love love love this!! LOVING the photos and the oars!!!!!!!

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  3. WOW! :) I love how you transform supplies so well! I also love how you made the journaling strips look worn with distress painted edges and torn bottoms. This one is awesome!! :)

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  4. Fun! Love this layout and the stamped background in particular! ;)

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  5. I love this multi-photo layout! The blocked design is perfect here. And I really like your special touches, like the title and the oars!

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