Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Safari So Good

I must say that I read that title and I chuckle to myself. I felt I was pretty clever with it and, much to my hubby's chagrin, I laugh myself silly everytime I say it. I think one reason this layout makes me feel so good  is that it was the title of a layout I did using Bo Bunny's Zoology line which is a personal favourite of mine this spring. I used it to create a layout of our Safari at Busch Gardens in Tampa this past May; a wonderful family vacation. I also have a soft spot for giraffes and they are such majestic and intelligent creatures. (They even have freckles like me!) Also, this layout was the first 2 page layout I have created in the past 6 months! I am very proud that I was able to break the creative block I had around the 12x24 space. In fact, I have included a 2 pager in my August Design Team work for the first time ever.  The final reason is that I even completed this layout at the All Day Summer Crop held at my favourite store, Two Scrapbook Friends. Such a super time and I was very productive.

I love the large diecut and the Punky Sprouts canvas tape that I frayed to give it a wild look. I also distressed with my sanding block some chunky chipboard letters in black. I then added brown ink. The effect matches the black outline on the diecut perfectly.

Please let me know what you think! I would also love to see if you have used Zoology to create any masterpieces too!

Keep doing what you love (and laugh a bit while you do!)
Christa xo


  1. Excellent layout Christa! Yes, very clever play on words for your title! (lol) When I saw this in person at the crop, I was amazed at all the great details.
    Joanne xo

  2. I love what you did with the canvas strip and the lettering to age them! This layout does look fantastic IRL!