Friday, 26 July 2013

Celebrate Summer! - Challenges at Do More With Less, Bird is the Word and Scrap For Help.

This page was put together over the last three weeks gradually changing from a blue Ocean page to a fun summery page.

 I was experimenting with bubble wrap for the challenge at Scrap for Help and decided to use the golden yellow with faux white bubbles paper for this LO. I used white THDI randomly on my strip of bubble wrap and stamped it onto the paper to create my bubbles. The little submarine, octopus, fishes and diver are fussy cut from the packaging for a children's pack of die-cut sheets of plain card in a card making kit, which is also the challenge at LESSology to use packing.

 At Do More with Less, Savannah has a challenge to use stamp masking to make your own messages or titles.  I used  several stamps from my collection to make up the sentiment "Enjoy your great SURPRISE, by masking out the stamps except for the word wanted.  You can watch Savannah's tutorial here.

The current word at Bird is the Word is Celebrate which fits right in with my photo of Daisy from last June. 
 The journalling on the rear of the title tag reads "Having a January birthday means you don't have many fun outdoor presents so when you came home from school last June and found the pool and the inflatable ready to go you were pleased as punched. A new purple bikini was the icing on the cake."

I loosely followed this sketch by Heather Waldron but used it more as a starting point to build up my page.

Thank you for looking and any comments you leave,  I do appreciate them all.

Have a great weekend where ever you are!


  1. Lovely page! Love the way you make the title!

  2. Love the way you combined all the challenges and came up with this FAB page, Jean :)
    Thank you for playing along with Scrap with Help.

  3. This looks fabulously summery and very happy! Thanks for joining in at BITW too!

  4. What a wonderful layout, it looks very vibrant!!
    Your Daisy is very pretty...and in addition my name sounds like her one ;)
    Thanks a lot for playing along with us at BITW!

  5. Ooh, I love your idea for cutting the submarine & other shapes from the packaging. I am going to have to borrow that idea sometime. Thanks for playing along with S4H again! :)

  6. it, thanks for playing along with us at BITW!

  7. Oh wow. Such a fun page! Love the mix of elements!

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Sav's challenge!

  8. Such a pretty color-fun layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Bird Is the Word!

  9. Such a cute page!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Bird Is the Word!

  10. OH MY! Doesn't it feel good when you mask a custom sentiment?? It makes me feel like I've doubled my stamps!! I LOVE how you've masked this title-- and what a wonderful surprise! I bet your little one really enjoyed this gift of celebration:)

    THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with my challenge! I also appreciate you checking out my video-- HOOOOOORAY:) THANKS again for playing along!

  11. Adorable page my Dear
    Love it!
    tks for playing with us at BITW

  12. Great use of word stamps, well done. Lovely happy photo and page, it feels just like a celebration. Thanks for playing along at BITW.


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