Thursday, February 26, 2009

Slip Slidin' Away

The inspiration for this layout is a wonderful photo of my son taken in 1988, enjoying warm weather & one of the best summer activities... the Slip n Slide!!! I love this photo & wanted to do a layout showcasing the great colors of summer & fun times! I searched for the perfect papers & found the Kensington Garden Collection by Cloud 9 Design & knew they were the ones! I also used solid green & yellow card stock. The green is from DCWV -Jewel tones & the yellow is from Bazzill.
My large flowers were made by using the papers from the Kensington Garden Collection & the solid card stock. I made my layers using a combo of hand punches & my Sizzix Big Shot. All layers were distressed using Worn Lipstick & Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I added a flower brad as the center with a drop of lime green Stickles in the middle. The flower was also highlighted with lime green Stickles.
The title work is made by Basic Grey, Wilma raw chip alphabet. I inked it with Adirondack Citrus ink & then lightly with the Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I spot brushed a bit of lime green Stickles to pick up the light.
I wanted the flourishes to have a slippery slide feel to them! I used Rusty Pickle flourishes that I had painted with Making Memories yellow paint. I then brushed on yellow Stickles. The decorative corner accents were made with my Big Shot using a Sizzlit accent die. I added several size round chip circles-also painted yellow throughout the layout to fill some holes!
Small flowers were made using a small Retro punch. I doodled the petals & attached with a brad & drop of yellow Stickles. I made 2 scalloped borders from yellow card stock with my Fiskars Effervescent punch. I also did this for a mat under the pic. The borders were distressed with Worn Lipstick & Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.
I had soooo much fun doing this that I almost forgot the snow in the forcast Saturday! For a few hours I was transported back in time to a warm summer day, enjoying my sons youth!
Thanks so much for taking a look! It is always appreciated!


Katamommy said...

Looks great, I love the green and yellow together!

Meg Giroux said...

Love the colors and the flowers!!!

You inspired me to purchase some of the wilma Basic Grey chipboard letters!!! You enabler you!!!LOL

Anonymous said...

You are so very talented. Again, I'm very jealous. You do very beautiful work, love it!

You getting to become one of my fav. blogs to frequent!

Carine Hartman said...

Wow this layout is amzing. Those flowers, the details. Realy great

Paulien van den Bosch said...

You truly do, AMAZING pages!!!
This one is no acception.
Awesome page!

**luci** said...

this is so gorgeous

Scrap-This said...

I love to visit your blog it is such an inspiration. i am doing a page today using some of your ideas i hope you don't mind..

Scrap-This said...

Just wanted to let you know I included the link to your blog on my site for your inspiration you have given me thanks lynn. Check out my past PRETTY IN PINK.

Okispice said...

You already know i love this LO. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm just learning to use it and my Sis says I should add more tips- like i see you have done here. Great inspiration. Thank you for the love and encouragement!

Anonymous said...

I love the color scheme on this, and the photo is just awesome, it reminds me of my children playing with one of these. I am waiting for an order with some of those flourishes, I just love what you do with them!!

dutchbird said...

Beautiful colors and I love the palcement of the title!


Peggy said...

What a fantastic photo, talk about timing! Another beautiful creation Lynn xxx Peggy


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