Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Wine Country Vintners

Everyone has a favourite shopping spot during their vacation and mine was Wine Country Vintners. Maybe it was because I got to taste everything before I made my selections. (She smiles wistfully.)

The Stuck?! July 15th sketch was perfect for my lone photo. Another label, from yet another wine I enjoyed, extended my photo horizontally, a substitute for the 4 suggested photos.

More Wine labels, and a few cards, and the circular form was accomplished.

My favourite embellishment was the little VQA symbol cut from one of the labels and glued to the lens of the camera. 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Welland Canal

I couldn't help but marvel at the size of the ships navigating the narrow width of the Welland Canal. Piloting those behemoths among each other obviously takes incredible talent. 

I thought my scrapbook memory should have a distinct nautical theme. I found some great papers in the Bo Bunny Boardwalk and Kaisercraft Sailaway collections. I was most thrilled with the rope patterned paper.

I'm trying hard to group embellishments. It's something that challenges me. I was quite happy with my little collection of a brass circle, brass being synonymous with boats, a Silhouette cut file of an anchor, which every ship needs, and, of course, the ever traditional rope symbolized by a length of jute.

Here's a closeup of my embellishment grouping.

The inspiration for the Welland Canal is the Stuck?! May 1st sketch. I thought it was perfect for my 'ships passing' photo. The suggested banners gave me the opportunity to incorporate a number of nautical themed papers.

There will be another Stuck?! sketch posted on the 15th. Keep an eye out for it. You won't be disappointed.