Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hannah as a Pirate

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!

12 comments:

Belinda said...

Cute! :) Love the lacing and the fun rope border! :) And so cute that Hannah has her own book! How fun!

jmarmon said...

I can see you did have fun with this one. I love all the rough touches, rope and eyelets. This is one I will have to try. Hannah is too cute.

Mad for Paper said...

this is so fun. I love the lacing. And I love page maps. I have both books and haven't done a layout without them in years.
TFS
Ang

A Creative Operation said...

What a fun picture!!! Great job with the page!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

This made me laugh! My cats would not stand for it! LOL I really like the paper distressing you did! It really adds to it!

Bethany

Margie said...

How funny! What a great page!

Glinda said...

Wow, great layout. Love the cat.

MamaD said...

LOVE that photo! Too funny. Her expression says it all, doesn't it? And the layout is perfect for it.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I really like all of the details in your layout...but I am most impressed with the picture of your cat, holding still, and dressed up. This is priceless!!!
*meridy*

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

I like the rope frame. Funny!

Christine said...

Oh my! That picture is toooooo cute!

Ren-Yi said...

love the eyelet and lacing. and the rope around the pic. brings it all together for the pirate experience...poor hannah ;)