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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Another Layout for my 8"x8" album


I had a bit of fun trying to take a photo of this page ! As you can see the net curtain won!!
This is actually layout number 4, but I can't show number 3 until my sister's birthday on 5th July as the layout is directly connected to her birthday card.

This album I am making is all about my favourite photographs. This particular photo was taken on 24th October 2009, when my sister lived at Shortflatt Farm (a farmhouse I will be using in a future layout & one you have seen before). The hens thought it was actually their house & it amused me to see them strutting around the kitchen watching what Tracy was doing.

To make my page, I took some pale green bazzill cardstock & I used a tree embossing folder to create the tree design on the left, rubbing over the design firmly with a punch. I used Jillibean Soup Vegetable Broth paper to support my picture. Once this was in place I stamped the cockerel & the two hens from my stamp set Poultry Pantry by T J Designs. I stamped a ticket from the same set onto scrap card & coloured with Frayed Burlap distress ink. The word Hen in the title is made from Tim Holtz Typeset alphas in kraft & over inked with Frayed Burlap. The word House was Making Memories Great Escape Bamboo Alphas. I stamped chicken wire & the Hen Party Post image directly onto the page. I also used a grass stamp from a See D's set. Finally I coloured the hens using copper & bronze pearl powders which gave them a smudgy, oil painted look. I didn't add journalling I felt the photo & title said it all.

11 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...beautiful LO Paula, loVe the story behind it too, I dont know much about hens but I can imagine life on a farm...wishing you a great week ahead...Mel :)

lisa said...

It's a very simple but very effective page, Paula. I love the hens. I've tried and failed miserably to do this type of LO, all the white space frightens me and I end up filling it. I really must try again as I love the look.
Hope you've had a good weekend.
Btw, I thought the net curtain was a pattern on the paper!!!
Hugs Lisax

herminesplace said...

Very stylish layout, love it.

herminesplace said...

Very stylish layout, love it.

Carol Q said...

lovely layout Paula. it looks really good and a great story to go with it.

lam said...

Beautiful page and what a sweet photo with a fun story

Buttons said...

What a fun layout! Love those hens and what a great idesa to emboss part of the scrapbook page. Hugs, Buttons x

Anneke said...

Great story, made me smile :) Love your lay-out Paula, so beautiful!

Rein said...

Lovely page Paula!

die amelie said...

LOL, both - lay-out AND picture - are so gorgeous!

Em said...

Fab layout...fab design and awesome photo!