Friday, June 8, 2012

Sunset photos

In the last school holidays, our family joined my sister's family on a camping holiday.  We went for a walk on the last evening we spent together, and ended up down by the lake at sunset.  I had lots of fun taking photos of the kids silhouetted against the sky, trying out different settings on my camera (and yes, the "sunset" setting really does make the colours richer).

After only just entering last month's ScrapFriends challenge at the last minute, as soon as I saw this month's challenge I knew it would be perfect for this photo!  Here's the sketch:

and here's my page:

I don't claim to be particularly knowledgeable about Scrapbook collections, but I do know that Basic Grey's "Fusion" line remains one of my all-time favourites.  I was happily surprised to find that I still had enough bits left to make this page, with a few other BG papers thrown in.

I was ready to give up on the idea of using letter stickers for my title, what with a shortage of "S" stickers in either of the Fusion colours, until I watched Glitter Girl this week.  She tackles the problem of letter shortages and provides tips for effectively mixing your letter stickers up a bit.  Definitely worth a look if this is a problem for you also.  So anyway, I went back, and by adding a "U" and "S" from an even older  BG collection with both Fusion colours, and I was good to go!

Product Challenge to Self:  I did really well again on this page, rocking the fibres yet again as well as breaking out the mini-mister.  And even better, I used the last product on the list: the ribbon-weaving punch!
As you can see above, I didn't weave ribbon but a thin strip of paper.  You know you love a sheet of paper when you save strips that thin!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you for joining us again, you're right the sketch is perfect for the photo! I like it

  2. I like the way you changed the design to focus on just one photo. I really like this paper range too and still have some in my stash also. :)

  3. I LOVE how you've mixed the alphas...they look perfect together & those little layers of paper work sooo well...thanks for joining us at SF:):):):)

  4. Oh wow! You've really matched your papers perfectly to the theme of the photo. Love the bright sunset coloured papers against the dark background. Just amazing! Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge at Scrap Friends.

  5. Wonderful LO! The silhouette photo looks awesome!

  6. So glad you played along at Scrap Friends! Great the colours, the photo, and the challenges you accomplished! :)