Monday, July 9, 2012

The Sky's The Limit

My first page with Scraptastic's Nostalgic Summer kit showcases a photo of my son and his friend playing at dusk at a park in Mississippi. Their Cub Scout pack was camping nearby, and the "beach" area near the lake held an old fashioned teeter-totter. You don't find those things very often anymore, most likely because of the lawsuits that crop up after one kid jumps off and the other goes crashing to the ground! This was quite an interesting diversion for the two boys as I don't think either had ever been on one. They continued their fun as day faded into night.


A sticker sheet in the kit gave me both my title and the idea to create the kite embellishments. Tying each of those little bows onto the thicker jute string took a bit of dexterity but I love the finished look it gives to my kites. Not wanting those bows to come untied, I dabbed a bit of liquid adhesive onto their centers to keep them secure.



Some inking, a bit of pen stitching, and pop-dots when layering stickers, kites, and title letters added a little more interest to my design. In order to use both sides of that awesome patterned chevron paper, I cut out the middle portion of my page, flipped the cut-out to the opposite side and mounted it onto a slightly larger piece of kraft paper which I then positioned over the "hole" in my page. And there you have it...my frugal tip of the week!

Next week I will share another page created with this kit and a link to a jute flower tutorial that I used in creating an embellishment for that layout. I hope you'll join me.

11 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just wonderful- love the kite embellies!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a fun page with those kites flying around. I remember teeter totters! These days they call them seesaws (at least in New England, LOL!)

Sylvie said...

What a lovely page! Love that photo! They just removed the teeter totters at our local park last week. I was a bit sad.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

This is such s fabulous page!
I love what you did with the kites.
And that photo is fantastic :)

Susan Stringfellow said...

Fantastic design, paper choices and embellishment for this perfect photo.

Alyssa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the look of this page, and the photo is fantastic.

Christina Collins said...

Love the simplicity of this layout. It's gorgeous!

Patricia said...

Loving your kites! Great page!!

Laura said...

The photo is gorgeous. Great layout thanks for sharing

soapHOUSEmama said...

way to rock out those kites!!!

Erica said...

This is just awesome!!