Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Watermelon Story

I did this layout for two challenges this week.

I did the CSI case #2.  I found this site to have some interesting takes on challenges.  You are to use color and pick prompts for embellishments and journaling.


I used flowers, swirls and I embossed the raspberry paper with a brick texture.

I also used the Fabulous Fridays prompt to use acrylic, vellum or a transparency at Frosted Designs.  The transparency I chose went really well with the color scheme for the CSI case.

I was also inspired by Erika at Club CK to scrap a story that you don't have photos for.  The only photos I have of this even are the ones in my memory.  In order to not lose such a cute memory, I wanted to scrap it. I went out and bought a melon so I would have some relevant photo, lol.  I am very glad to have someone encourage me to get that memory out of my head and in my scrapbook!

The story is about one of Kayla's first adventures driving solo.  I was setting up for a big BBQ and we needed to get 3 watermelons.  We sent Kayla because she could drive now.  When she came back, she just walked in the house and said the melons were in the van.  I walked out to see that she had placed each melon in its own bucket seat and fastened the seatbelts around each one of them.  I was probably one of the cutest things I've seen!




6 comments:

Ashley Horton said...

What an awesome way to tell this story, Laura!! I love the pretty jewel tone saturations you used in your paper colors and the brick embossing looks awesome!! The stitching on this one turned out really pretty!

Erin Blegen said...

Lol, great story!! Love too that you went out and bought a melon just for picture sake (you think you would have had people looking at you funny were you to photograph them in the store??- prob'ly make them nervous!!)- love the embossing here and you did so great with the colors!

Jenny Evans said...

Awesome layout!! I love the story, so cute!! Fabulous job with the colors for CSI, and great use of vellum for Frosted Designs!! Thanks for playing along with both!!! :)

Diana said...

this is amazing. I love those colors. beautiful work.

Btw...Just wanted to let you know that you won Prize #1 over at FD.

Congratulations.

Lori Apgar said...

What a cute story!!! Love your layout!! I love that your layout has non traditional photos on it!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

KellyF said...

Cute story, and you documented it so well! I love the bold, rich colors you chose..and your stitching, of course!