Thursday, 24 February 2011

Octopus Garden

Did I mention that I like sketches?  When I saw Sketchy Thursday's offering this week I knew I had to use it - and so I have stayed up very late tonight to get this page finished before the deadline!  Naturally I changed a few things and of course I used some more stash from my home-made Counterfeit Kit (contents here).


I've inked and covered some extra bare chip alphas from my stash for the title, but the tiny alpha stickers are from my kit.  There are no apostrophes in the set so I went with "I like to be" rather than "I'd like to be" - I'm a proper punctuation kinda girl!

Photos courtesy of my fellow holidaymakers - thank you
 The "waves" are cut with a Sizzlit decorative border die and I used a template to place Liquid Pearls in a fancy shape across the page.  Don't tell, but part of the photo positioning was determined by a smudge of the thumb!

Well, I cut into the final sheet of paper from my Counterfeit Kit tonight - it is now officially a pizza box full of scraps!. I reckon there's one more page in it before the card-making begins!

15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME!!! I loveeeeeee the photos, the colors and all the pearl dots!!! Thanks sooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

onescraphappymomma said...

What a pretty page!

Sian said...

Woaw! I'm gobsmacked by that liquid pearl work. Nicely done!

It's okay - I knew what you meant this morning and I do agree. I love to create a different mood or feel on each page. Karen's theory is the opposite and I'm intrigued by it - she believes that if you decide on a few methods which work for you and then concentrate on those everything is faster and easier. I'll see how it goes! But thanks for coming back :)

KateB said...

if you like sketches, you can always join me at www.twistedsketches.com

We do some great stuff too! And I think my next LO is gonna combine my Counterfeit kit with the Twisted sketch!

Kate

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

What a fun mix of papers! I like the feel of this page!

Bethany

Mad for Paper said...

Love the colors and the Liquid Pearls look fantastic.
TFS
Ang

A Creative Operation said...

The colors are fantastic!

Margie said...

This turned out great! I love the colors, the layering, and the pearls!!

Mary B said...

Super Duper page and perfect pearly placements there too.

alexa said...

Love those colour combinations of blue, green and brown ...

~Mar said...

This is a great design! And those Pearls are fantastic!

Missus Wookie said...

This is gorgeous and thumb smudges are good design aids ;)

ms.schwiet said...

your waves are so perfect for this page

Glinda said...

I really like how you did your own dots and the waves are awesome. The names uder your fish was a great idea.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

you did a PERFECT job with the liquid pearls! Looks awesome! I love the look of this layout!
*meridy*