Sunday, May 2, 2010

Treasure Hunters

We had a wonderful day at the beach a couple of weeks ago - lots of sun (especially for early April!) and interesting sights. There were big windstorms a couple of days prior and quite a few boats were blown onto shore as a result. There were 3 wrecked on just our stretch of sand. The kids thought it was pretty cool and we all decided to play the parts of old-time pirates & beachcombers and search the beach for treasures. All we found were shells, seaweed and bits of wood but the boys figured they had discovered treasure anyhow. I created this layout to remember the day.
The pirates are digital stamp images from Mo's Digital Pencil. The sitting pirate is actually a girl but I trimmed off her pigtails and now I think it looks more like a cute boy. The barrell is a free digital stamp from Dustin Pike. The images are coloured with Copics. I created the chain by cutting apart a border strip, colouring it with Copics and then linking the pieces together again. The pirate-themed stamps are from Inkadinkado and I used Distressing Ink to give a weathered look. And in honour of the recent Earth Day, I made the shaker box (holding some of the boys' treasures) from packaging on its way to the garbage!

Recipe:

  • Reminisce "Lighthouse" patterned paper

  • Captain Hugh digital stamp, Mo's Digital Pencil

  • First Mate Kate digital stamp, Mo's Digital Pencil

  • Barrell digital stamp, Dustin Pike

  • Copic markers

  • Border strip, stash

  • Inkadinkado, miscellaneous stamps
I'm submitting this layout for a few challenges, as follows:

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful pages! They'll be enjoyed for years to come. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

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  2. I love the way this layout turned out. I like that you used a bunch of different techniques, I'll be lifting the chain idea! Very cool layout!

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  3. What great pages! Scrapbooking always looks SO difficult to me, you have done a fabulous job!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Anything but a card' challenge at OSCC this week. Good luck!
    Chrissie

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  4. What fabulous pages these are, beautifully coloured images too. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

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  5. Great Layout. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice. Come back again next week, we love having you.

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  6. This is so sweet.. You did a terrific job. I am so bad at scrapping and love seeing what you did here. Great layouts. We are so glad you joined us at Mo's this week..

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  7. Fantastic pages and full of memories too!! x
    Thanks for joining Mo's challenge this week x

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  8. What a super cute LO, love the cute images you have used, so cool!
    Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
    love tasha xx

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  9. super cute, love it all!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
    Trish

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