Welcome everyone to the
This months kit was so bright and cheery -
just perfect for welcoming in summer and all the fun that goes along with it.
I was so tickled when I saw the huge slice of watermelon stamp that was included in the Picnic UM Collection. It was the starting point for my whole idea for this months project.
Since everyone owns/prefers different brands of ink I thought I would share the colors I used when creating with this kit. I used a combination of Archival and Distress Inks and they are as follows:
Archival Inks: Leaf Green; French Ultramarine & Magenta Hue
Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean & Spun Sugar
and here's what I created....
I used the dark green cardstock to make a pocket - with a bit of the pink seed printed cardstock as it's sides to imitate a slice of watermelon. The stamped slice of watermelon is actually the closure for the little pocket. I added a dot of velcro hook & loop to hold the lid closed.
Once you open up the flap a nifty little book pops out!
The book dimensions are 3.5" x 5.5" -
the watermelon pocket is of course a bit larger.
Here it is totally open.....
(pause for intermission...I had to pick up my goodies and race inside as it started to rain again!)
Back on dry land - here are the various inside pages. The book pages are laid out in sections - a large one on the left, a small page in the center houses a card that will only pull out so far where you can add journaling, small photos or other info. and one large page on the right side. As you can see from the photo above there are 5 of these sections for a total of 20 pages as well as 5 pull out cards. Lots of real estate for such a small book.
As I mentioned the pull out card can be viewed from both sides..
more opportunities for decorating as well!
I made a hot dog from the hamburger stamp by first stamping the bottom bun twice. I then stamped the hamburger patty on red cardstock with a brown ink creating a pretty good likeness. I added a bit of Liquid Pearl "Mustard to top it off. The glass of lemon aid was stamped twice on vellum...once in yellow, once in blue. I fussy cut the drink portion out and mounted it over the blue glass image. The slice of lemon was stamped on plain old cardstock.
and the rest of the book....
And I didn't forget my Gnome friend... He's gettin' ready to barbecue in his watermelon leisure suit! Smartly outfitted in deep watermelon green pants and belt with a pink watermelon seed designer shirt topped off with a light green check hat! I'm sure he'll win best dressed at all the picnics this summer. LOL!!
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Have a wonderful day friends!
OH MY!!! I forgot to mention the give-a-way!! Anyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win the Slice of Watermelon Mini Album!!
You have until 7-2-14 to post a comment to be entered into the drawing!
Good Luck :)