Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Play Layout

I just love this layout - it's so cute! My son Toby loves it too. Before we gave the album to Bell and Julian, Toby loved to "read" all the pages and this one was his favourite. He loves the frogs.
This colour combination came from the Colour Wheel again.  Gable Green, Apricot Appeal and Bashful Blue.

I haven't used my Stampin' Around Wheels very much and here was a great opportunity.  The Lily Pad wheel coordinates perfectly with the Unfrogettable stamp set.  

I coloured the images with an aquapainter and ink from the inside lids of my inkpads.  I coloured quickly and a little messily but it turned out pretty well (I was under the pump to get this done before Christmas Eve!).  

I stamped the frogs, coloured them and then cut them out with my paper snips. These are just the BEST scissors for cutting out detailed images - the are sharp all the way to the tip, unlike my other ordinary scissors I have laying around the house.  This means you can get into all the little nooks and crannies with accuracy.

I added some googly eyes to the frogs - I think they're totally cute!  I adhered the googly eyes with glue dots.  The glue dots were a bit big for the eyes at first but I squished them up a bit to make them small enough.  I love glue dots for this sort of thing - I don't like using liquid glues much - too messy.

Stamps: A is for Adorable, Unfrogettable, Lily Pad wheel
Inks: Basic Black, Gable Green, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Green Galore (frogs), Regal Rose (flowers)
Papers: Gable Green, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Googly eyes (not by Stampin' Up! - you can usually find these at a $2 shop)
Tools: Stampin' Around handle, Aquapainter, Paper Snips


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love2Bcreative said...

Wow! You have some awesome page layouts here!! How cool! TFS~

Teresa said...

Such a cute scrapbook you are making!!!

Kathleen Summers said...

Oh that is so darling. What an amazing gift - I get they LOVED it!

Happy New Year!


Amanda Sewell said...

Very cute layout!!!

Lori said...

What a cute layout! I'm sure your gift was much appreciated. I love using the Unfrogettable set with the Lily Pad wheel--they're a great combo.