Yesterday was day 21 of the LayOut A Day (LOAD) challenge at Scrap Happy for October 2020. The story prompt was to show a best fishy catch.
This is an easy one for me. I bet there are a few thousand pictures of people holding fish or fishing rods in my house. My husband’s YouTube channel and his business is all about fishing. So…it’s fishing here all the time!
I had a cute picture from when my kids were 2 and 3 and I believe this is the first official family fishing trip they ever went on. You can tell that they loved it! They each had their own little fishing pole and I doubt that my son stopped talking the entire time.
This was the first of many fishing trips that my husband took the kids on. My daughter still comes home to go fluke fishing with him every year…with this year being the exception of course.
I have a couple of packages of this paper in my stash and it is left over from Stampin’ Up! YEARS ago. This was the perfect story prompt to use it for!
I have very little ephemera in my stash to coordinate with this, so I used one of the patterned papers and fussy cut several of the images. It had a nice giant whale and octopus along with some tiny star fish and a lobster. I added some enamel dots, a tag, a ticket, a label, a piece of Tim Holtz ephemera, some sentiment strips and a puffy phrase from my stash.
I selected the green/blue patterned paper that had the water waves for the base and then tore the fish paper to cover the bottom portion of the layout. Then I selected 3 other papers from the package and cut random shapes to layer together below the photo. I pulled out my circle punch to create a couple of circular elements to add to the page using some of the paper scraps.
Here you can see the octopus holding the sailboat that I fussy cut, along with one coordinating circular piece of Tim Holtz ephemera and a scrap of the paper that I used my 1″ circle punch on. I added a couple of the fussy cut star fish and a heart enamel piece and that completed one of my 3 ephemera clumps.
The second clump was in the upper left corner of my layout. I added the tag, the ticket, the label above the photo, an enamel star and a sentiment from my stash. I fussy cut the whale, the lobster and two of the starfish. (That label should say summer 1996! Ugh. Thank goodness for correction tape!)
You can also see a hint of the puffy phrase that I used for my title element.
The last ephemera clump is just pieces of the scrap paper punched with a circle punch or cut into pennant strips and layered on top of a piece of the torn paper. I added a sentiment strip and some enamel pieces to finish it off. I may go back and add a knotted piece of jute or twine just for fun to add to that top corner. I still feel like it needs something.
All in all, I’m happy with this page. It’s a fun page and the colors are perfect for a summer fishing outing with kids.
It’s amazing what you can do with some patterned paper that has been sitting around forever!
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