Thursday, 7 April 2011

Gone Fishing!

As some of my regular readers know we took the kiddies to Sealife for Kai's birthday treat ... and its quite shocking that seeing it was only a week ago today that I have actually scrapped it!
I was totally inspired when I saw THIS sketch from Creative Craft World, and knew exactly what I wanted to do.
In our house we all have digital cameras, even Kai has a Tomy one, but only I remembered to take one with us ... but found I'd forgotten my SD card for it. Only I had remembered my camera phone, but had forgotten to charge it the night before, DOH!!! So I only managed to get 6 photos, all 6 used on these pages.

I cut circles out of some gorgeous blue, shiny paper that looked like it had waves on it, glued along the bottom of them & dipped into flaked shells ... nothing like being authentic!! lol.

I raised the photos up on double sided foam to make them stand out more, the centre photos having 2 layers.

I cut the swirls out of patterened card, raising the ends with foam pads at different heights, then finishing off with crystals, puff paint and 1/2 pearls.
I added a journalling sticker to the right page and wrote
"We went to Sealife, Birmingham, as part of Kai's 4th Birthday , with "Nemo", sharks, seahorses, and more"

At the bottom I glued a few real, tiny shells. I also stuck a peel off shell outline to some double sided plastic & shook over tiny, tiny, tiny, gold balls before applying to the page

I added a few stickers at the bottom of "bottom dwellers" such as water snails, lobsters etc

I finished off by adding fish, and other sea creatures across the circle before applying to a sheet of pale blue paper, which you may just about be able to make out whale pictures on.


  1. That's fabulous - I love what you've done with the sketch! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  2. I love the combination of blue and gold and the swirls really add to the sea effect. Great pages, K.

  3. Brilliant, love what you have done :) thank you for joining in with the sketch over at CCW.

    Lou x

  4. It's gorgeous K, love that you used real shells on there.

  5. You have done amazing with six photos - I thought you'd got hundreds to go through when I saw the layouts and selected the best ones (Sealife centres aren't the easiest of places to take photos) I love the double layout absolutely fantastic and way to go you - doing a layout only a week after the event - I've just blogged a layout from Christmas 2009 LOL!

  6. love the colurs and the swirl - what a fab take on the sketch!

    Sarah xx

  7. Lovely - lots to look at. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Craft World scrap map.

  8. Gorgeous LO K
    Looks like you had a fabby time at Sealife Center despite the camera hicups
    Choccy xxx

  9. Fantastic page. I love all the details. Jaqui x

  10. Great double LO, love the way you've used the circles as the underwater scene.
    Jenny x



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