Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lasting Memories-Opposites Attract

Welcome Back! It was great seeing all of your Leather and Lace this week! What a talented group of scrappers! And wasn't Claire's give away just scrumptious?

This week at Lasting Memories we are celebrating the fact that Opposites Attract! Maybe you want to use opposite colors on the color wheel. Or maybe animals such as a cat and dog. Or perhaps your children are the complete opposite.  My theme is actually carried out in the photo. Scott took this beautiful photo at Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana. The fact that he caught the wolf as it was jumping over the water and got's it's reflection to boot, blows me away. So my Opposite is actually a reflection!

Tip: The Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Paper was too white. It made the layout feel stark. So I decided that since the photo was of a pond, why not muddy up the paper? I used Vintage Photo Distress ink to do that. And I purposely pushed harder on some areas to give the random "muddy" feel.

I also found that since the cardstock was basically solid it needed more texture. So I distressed the edges and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to provide continuity with the background paper I inked.. The jute twine also completed the dry twis and plants in the photo.

This is another layout where I used my stash:) I am on a mission! LOL

And on another note:

I am thrilled to be participating in Big Picture Classes May Flaum's Camp Scrap. I love this class because it focuses on SCRAPBOOKING. And it is a month long, so if life gets in the way, I still have time to play catch up. And it started with a bang. One of her suggestions regarding organizing kits was a duh moment. It was so simple, I was like "how in the world did I not think of that!" But it has already made life so much easier. It is also REASONABLY priced and not too late to sign up!

GrandDiva's Creative Corner: Sketch

C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Anything but a card
Bloggers Challenge: Masculine cards or projects (James took the photo and the layout is for him)

Looking forward to seeing your OPPOSITES!


  1. Gorgeous photo! He has quite the photographers eye!! I loveeee the ready set go collection....but I gotta admit I have muddied mine up and thrown paint on more than one bit of

  2. What an awesome pic you show-cased here! Love the way you used that sketch too!

  3. Wow, what an awesome photo! I LOVE your take on the challenge this week! Creative and fun .. not to mention (again) awesome pic!

    Karen LMDT

  4. That really is an awesome photo and your LO compliments it so beautifully! Hugs!

  5. beautiful photo and lovely layout. Great tips

  6. I love this photo - seriously SO AMAZING!! and thank you for the kind words about class. Having wonderful students like you makes it so much fun, and I love seeing how you are inspired and what you create.

  7. I am just blown away by your photo, that is so COOL that he got this on camera, wow! You did a great job showcasing the photo...

  8. Wow! Great picture and great LO too. I love it!

  9. wow... that is an amazing photo!!!!!!!


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