Monday, August 01, 2016

Creative scrappers sketch 297

Summer is ON!! And I love it! The beach, the heat, the road trips, the camping... Love it all! A recent road trip to my grand-father's town for his birthday left me some idle hands time during the drive, and so I got inspired and hand stitched like I never have before. 

This is a photo of our kids and our camping buddies at a waterpark last year. Amazing fun. They play so well together. We watched them hold hands while we were making our way to the lunch area. So fun... We had tons of fun and especially loved the wave pool. The kids had a blast. This oversized Adirondack chair for photos is just icing on the cake.

For August, Creative Scrappers teamed up with The Cut Shoppe with Ashley Horton. This is our fun sketch:

We could choose any cut file from Ashley's online boutique, The Cut Shoppe. Ohhhh, the choices!! So hard as I love so many of them! I finally settled for a swirly one called Spinning Spirals and went to work... I chose some papers that could fit nicely as a colourful background. I flipped my photo added embellishments and voilĂ :

I love this bokeh paper from Simple Stories Summer Vibe. Most of these papers came from the 6x6 paper pad. I was saving this up for a special occasion... It's just so soft and captures the colourful bathing suits...

I admit the stitching was a bit ambitious, but that road trip served more than one purpose. And the conversation with hubby while stitching was way better than me sitting there reading of surfing the web...