Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Hunting We Will Go

Sooo many things to like about September. New school year. Changing colors. Cooler weather. Labor Day. A new sketch and a new line from Imaginisce. Woo hooo!!!

On the Hunt: As soon as the first leaf falls and the air begins to feel a little less humid, my husband starts to anticipate Fall. And a big part of Fall here in the South is hunting. Passed down from generation to generation. As the mother of two boys, I am finally learning to embrace this idea. Last year was a major hurdle for me when my husband bought my son a gun. Here he is (if you can find him) out shooting it for the first time.

I used the Provo Craft Cuttlebug 2 x 2 Fall Leaves Dies to cut out all these fun leaf shapes. I like the added dimension that they give to the grid design.


Don't you just love Imaginisce's chipboard? This line has plenty of dinosaurs to go around. LOVE those dino tracks, too.

The texture on the chipboard alphas comes from the Cuttlebug Mesh Texture folder. To make it really show up, I sanded the letters and then chalked over them with a similar color.


To finish things off, I journaled around the entire paper block, incorporating some of Imaginisce's great rub-ons as I went. I also added a little stitching to the blocks. Quick and easy, but a fun effect.

You can find the sketch and links to the rest of the team's layouts HERE! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll play along with us. Have a great September 1st.

69 comments:

Melinda Spinks said...

Aphra, you've knocked this one out of the park... it is just fabulous! I know what you mean about the 'gun factor'... as farmers we've got them locked away but 'the farmer' has already taught our 10year old daughter how to use a gun safely... took me a while to get used to it!
Once again, love the dinosaurs! :)

Frances said...

Cute layout! And I am soooo going to have to play along with this sketch...it's another good one!! BTW I really like the texture on the etters!

Jenn K said...

What a great layout! I love all the leaves and dino tracks plus the stitching and inking really make this page fantastic!

Michelle said...

I love this!! The texture..need me some embossing templates! I love the dimension from the chipboard and pop-dotted leaves.

I am so not ready for that either! My DH LOVES go to deer hunting in the fall as well. He is counting down the days to when my 3 yr old can go. Me, on the other hand, not so much.

Jenny McGee said...

Adorable take on the sketch. Love the dinosaur paper.

XXOO AMY said...

this is great, the dinos, the leaves, the texture, I just love it all!

Bobbi said...

This is such a cute layout, I love all the dimension and texture you added.

mustangkayla said...

Faboo layout! Hunting is a big thing in my family too! I know I will be a river of tears the first time my son goes out with DH and me!

Chelle said...

cute layout.

April D said...

This is cool. I like how you pop dotted the leaves of the same pp's for a neat effect.

Michele said...

Oh awesome page, love the idea of cutting the leaves of the same paper like that, so cool!

* Vanessa * said...

Beatiful LO, I loved the leaves!!
Lots of kisses!!

Marlene said...

LOVE IT!! LOVE the camouflaging leaves!

Diana said...

what a FUn and unique layout! Love how you used the leaves over the same color--gives a different kind of dimension.

~*Jen*~ said...

Wow!! Its great! Hunting is just as important and popular up here in Alaska! Thanks for your inspiration!

Kim said...

OMGosh...I so love this lo!!!!!! Love the color blocks and the tone on tone with the leaves!!!!! Very Cool Aphra!!!!!!

Lucy Chesna said...

i love the sketch and the layout is just beautiful

Becky said...

that is just to cute

Creative Char said...

FAB layout! I really like what you've done with the alpha's.

Penny Smith said...

LOVE the leaves in the same printed paper! AWESOME layout girlie!

ShoppingTamii said...

love it!!!!!

debbiebakk said...

I like the leaves the best and great journaling around the edges looks Fabulous!

alwayscharlie said...

Wonderful! I like all the elements of this layout from the paper choice to the journaling.It's all terrific.

Melissa said...

Love the clean design and how the leaves pop off the page. Great LO!

Kim said...

Love all the texture you used without all the bulk!!

Denise said...

What an awesome way to use rub ons! And those chipboard stickers are so cool.

Karen Pinsonat said...

gorgeous page!

Ondina said...

Love the layout! Clean and beautiful!

Kathy White LR AR said...

Love it, Great Job!

Kathy White, LR AR

Scrapthat said...

Cute!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

very cute!

Jean said...

Just fantastic!!

Sophia said...

Totally loving your LO, gorgeous...

Court said...

Too cute! Love the falling leaves die use! So pretty!

craftymom205 said...

Great layout.

Kelly Massman said...

So cute! I love the new paper!

sucor said...

This is such a cute layout! I love it all - the papers dimension, texture and stitching!!

Pammejo said...

Your layout is so very cute, love all of the elements.

scrapperbecka said...

WOW! That page is awesome. It has so much detail. Great job!

Kirsten Moran said...

cute LO, I like how you added more white/red space:)

Sam said...

Fantastic layout, I just LOVE those papers, can't wait to get my hands on them myself and have a play.

Jessica said...

Fabulous layout, I LOVE the colors. I would never have thought to combine. The dino is a spectacular addition!

charli24 said...

Cute layout!

Sandi said...

Love the colors and the stitching on your layout!

Jill Sarginson said...

great layout aphra, love how you minimized the sketch, very cool!

Brittney said...

I love this new paper, and the dimension you gave it is amazing!

Karen S. said...

Great layout! I love the how you journaled around the layout!

Michele said...

Love your blog Aphra, I've been checking it frequently for many months.

ruth said...

So cute! Love the fall/dino combo. :)

Gisèle said...

such a cool way to use this sketch, I looooove it:-)

kellmg said...

Love the fall leaves dies!! TFS!!

serena said...

great layout!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

oh. em. gee. this is absolutely uh-may-zing!!! tfs!!

becnalec said...

the leaves are great, love the journal placement.

pdrnc said...

Love the journaling around the the papers. Gorgeous LO.

Jodi said...

Love this layout! As the mother of a boy, I am always looking for boy paper. I love this new line and can't wait to get my hands on it. I love how you added texture and dimension.

{VICKI} said...

great page

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a great layout!!! I love the Dino Roar line and can't wait to get my hands on some!!!

Lillian Child said...

Love your interpretation of this fantastic product on your layout! Great page creation!

Janet Z said...

Adorable layout!

Melanie said...

Love the layout and the new dinosaur line!

Theresa said...

fantastic layout!

Kelly said...

I just love this LO! The texture on the alphas is great!!

spelsue said...

Cute layout. I love the chipboard.
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chene said...

The texture on your letters is my favorite part.Love that simple detail!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - your take on the sketch - it looks fabulous!!!

Melissa D. said...

I love the colors of your layout! So cute!

Lisa said...

Love the 3d effect on your embellishments on the page.

Juliana said...

OK! SO I am a little behind in my blog hopping! LOL!

Love this LO! Seriously love the how you did the background!