Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It's a Zoo out there!!

Well- it's over! My much anticipated and planned for National Scrapbook Day Crop is over. It was a LOT of work, with some snaffus along the way (is that how you spell snaffu? snaffoo?- who knows?) but it was also a lot of fun!! We got rave reviews over the food- which I'm thoroughly happy about- We had lots of food left over so I don't think anyone was underfed... we had plenty of chocolate- so that was good. The major problem of the day was space- through no fault of ours!! The hall we rented told us there were 24- 8foot tables... we planned 2 people per table... since we had 51 spaces filled- we intended to bring an 8 foot of our own- and the 51st person was a half dayer so just throw in a smaller table and we were good to go... only problem- there were 16- 8 foot tables and the rest were 6 footers!! I'm certain there were some unenthusiastic croppers that day but I hope they had fun with the rest of the crop and come back next year!! I think I'll send them a poll and get their suggestions as I love this venue for a crop (it's a county park)... we may just have to keep the group smaller next year...

At any rate- it's high time for some new artwork on this blog!! What better way to start than with the crop artwork. The first is the free make and take for the day... I think next year we'll offer our free make and take as a scrapbook page... we do cards because it's easier to plan for, takes less supplies, and goes much more quickly if you've got a large group... but about half the people didn't make it- so I'd like to increase that number next year!!

This card uses the new Creative Basics set in the Summer Idea Book as well as the new Fun Times stamp set and Sans Small Caps (alphabet) We used a bitty brad for the eye. The snail was inked with Garden Green, stamped off on a scrap- and rolled in Garden Green for shading and stamped on the cream panel. He was inked a second time with G. Green and then rolled in chocolate and stamped on scrap cream cardstock. The shell was cut out and adhered over the shell in the original image- this provides extra dimension and allows for more colors on the image. The shell was then covered with a thin coat of liquid glass to make it shiny.

This second project was a one page layout workshop that I offered at the crop. It uses the new Sarsaparilla paper pack and July stamp of the Month (It's a Jungle) along with the Adventure stamp set. I am LOVING this paper and these colors!! The animals were colored with CTMH markers : Monkey- Desert Sand and Chocolate, Hippo- Grey Flannel, Lion- Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower.
The "Zoo" was stamped with the Rustic Alphabet. The letters were inked with Barn Red ink and Black lines were drawn on randomly before stamping ( I don't think the effect shows up well here- but it's really neat on the layout)
A 12" band of twill was added under the image panel and 3 pieces of hemp were tied in double knots towards the right side of the layout.
The words "fun" and "grrr" were stamped in Barn Red on Cream (Colonial White) with the Adventure Stamp Set. Those pieces were attached with silver brads. No adhesive was added to those pieces so photos could easily be added later. This layout (as well as the one offered by my co-host) was a hit- both workshops filled quickly.
Have a great night- I'll be back with more tomorrow!!


Lori said...

Love this layout, nice job.

Mommy Poulsen said...

This LO turned out so cute!

bellameabhn said...

i looove this lo traci! the paper matches perfectly with the animals! sooo cute!