Saturday, April 5, 2014

Play time for Tucker!

Hi... I have a super cute scrapbook page of my oh-so-cute doggy, Tucker to share today. I have finally been getting some of my layouts finished. I took this photo last spring believe it or not... spring began in March not like this year! We were trimming our lilac shrubs and Tucker decided to make a nest in the pile of leaves - he played in the leaves for quite a while before he got bored and wanted to play with something else... ah, a dog's life!

I measured my photo and cut a 1" thick border in Soft Suede cardstock and stamped each piece with the 'Hardwood' stamp - such a beautifully detailed stamp, using Early Espresso ink. I cut the corners at an angle to give the appearance of a picture frame... I added some sponged detail with Soft Suede ink to distress my frame a bit. 
Next, I thought that since Tucker was playing in the leaves it might be a good idea to have some leaves in the layout... so I went to a favourite of mine the 'Autumn Accents' Bigz die. I cut the oak leaf in Old Olive, Garden Green, Always Artichoke and Wild Wasabi cardstock. I made a cluster of them in the corner and used one of the buttons from the 'My Paper Pumpkin' starter kit since it had the nice brown tones for that 'earthy' feel I was going for. The whole layout is on a piece of Basic Black Core'dinations Cardstock, which I distressed a bit with the sanding block. I love this paper!! 

 When I was trying to think of a greeting or words to add to my page to finish it off, I thought play time was appropriate since he thought of those leaves as toys, just as he plays with a ball! It was so super cute, looking at this photo brings that day right back to me! The letters are stamped with the 'Notable Alphabet' stamp using Black Stazon ink. I punched out my letters with the 1" circle punch and matted them onto the same green tones used for the leaves so everything was tied together. I hope you like my share, Tucker thanks you for visiting! 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Hardwood [wood: 133032 - $21.95; clear: 133035 - $16.95]
Notable Alphabet [wood: 132047 - $57.95; clear: 126357 - $42.95]
Autumn Accents Bigz [127812 - $26.95]
1" Circle Punch [119868 - $15.95]
1-1/4" Circle Punch [119861 - $21.95]
Cord'dinations Cardstock [Neutrals: 129956 - $29.95]
Metallic Baker's Twine [Gold: 132975 - $3.95]

 Happy stamping!

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