So over the weekend I had a little fun with my Counterfeit Kit Challenge February kit. But to be able to use these reds, pinks and blacks I needed a picture that was going to work with them. While going through my iPhoto app I spied the Halloween picture DH took of dear Hannah as a pirate. I remember that she wasn't very amused but it was just such a good shot (she actually held still long enough for it) that I wanted to make sure to scrap it.
To help with that, I found a bit of inspiration over at the blog Moments of Tranquility. I don't know her at all but I came across her beautiful pages with fun lacing and just had to try it. Course, for a page about a cat pirate mine would be okay to look a little rough. Planned it that way of course. And I was also inspired by the latest PageMaps sketch challenge, and even used some Basic Grey cause I had pulled some for my kit!
Here's my take:
Here's the sketch:
So with those three things to inspire me I set out to do this page about Hannah as a pirate! I even pulled out my Silhouette machine and with not too much headache made the little pirate flag and her name with that. My distress tool got a workout on the paper, I ran out of gold eyelets and had to get more (oh darn, a trip to Michaels), and maybe had a little too much fun with my antique linen distress ink and twine. But, what do you think?
The page is an 8x8 because that's the size book I have saved for Hannah. Yes, she has her own book! This is only the second page in it, but we have lots of Hannah pictures so I know that it won't take much to fill it once I start doing her pages.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by!