Wednesday, July 1, 2009

100, 5000, and a swingin' good time.

Wow! Would you look at that?!! Methinks my visits will roll over 5000 today! I am absolutely amazed and humbled. Thank you all for coming by and taking look-sees so often!! And, this here li'l 'ol post is #100 for me. Cool!


This is the first 2-page layout I've completed in a couple months. It used to be practically every single layout I made ended up a 2-pager. Huh. Wonder what happened.

My husband put up a make-shift swing in our front yard tree a few months back and the kids had a great time swinging on it. To me it looks as if there should be a water hole below for jumping off into.

I loved this particular pic of my son because of the perspective - he's practically swinging right up in your face.

The retro tree, corner flourishes, and title word block are all Quickutz Silhouette diecuts. Aren't they wonderful?! For a bit of texture, all the solid cardstock surfaces are stamped with various background stamps with VersaMark. There are also a couple of other flourishes in VersaMark stamped directly onto the background - they're hard to see in the pics but they frame the top of the picture and either side of the word block so beautifully.

I know a black background is a bit odd. I actually started out making this layout on white c/s. I was going to frame it with a thin black border and when I picked up the white paper to go trim it down the picture happened to settle onto the black c/s and the colors just POPPED. Which, incidentally, I used a Maggie Holmes Photoshop Color Action on this picture called "Color Pop". (See THIS POST for more info on the Maggie Holmes Photoshop actions.)

I love the whimsical touch of the paper airplanes. I trimmed them from some of my current favorite American Craft paper. I thought they conveyed the sense of soaring and fun of swinging.
Details: Paper - The Paper Company, American Craft; Stamps - Inkadinkado, Rubber Stampede, Autumn Leaves; VersaMark ink; Quickutz Silhouette diecuts.

Thank you again for stopping by!!


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