Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Virtual Scrapbook Night - Variety A

I'm excited to tell you that I am participating in a month long Virtual Scrapbook Night at Splitcoaststampers.com.  I realize that I love forum chatting and "meeting" new scrapbooking friends.  Since I joined so late this month, I don't think I'll participate in each challenge, but I was able to complete the first one.

Variety A is to use one photo.  Bonus if you use a sketch.  I don't usually scrapbook one photo but I only had one photo of our new years day adventure so this worked out perfectly.  Also, Stuck?! has a one photo sketch this month - SCORE!  Click Stuck?!.  Here's the sketch:
And here's my layout:
Close up of the embellies:

Now let me tell you about it:
I received this 6x6 paper pad & embellies at the 2016 Scrapbook Expo in my crop swag bag.  I love all the bright colors and it's a whole "city" theme, but didn't have any reason to use it.  I'm not sure why I decided to use it with this photo but the purple in my friend's scarf made me think to use purple.  The base paper is from SU! and is also very vibrant.  I scraped some gesso over it with a credit card.  While that was drying.  I grabbed two lt. gray 6x6 sheets to anchor the photo & embellies.  Dripped some black ink randomly & hand drew lines around it.  All the embellies are from the pack except for the black #1 and the punched "arrows".  I was also able to add dots with my Nuvo.  I also stamped the title which I have not done in a long time.

New Years Day:
Last minute plans involved us meeting Victor & Virginia, Larry & Monique at Pete's Fish Market in Moss Landing.  Kenny does not like seafood but I was really excited about going.  So we went.  Food was amazing.  We had a few drinks - played some music and had a great time.  It's quite an experience going to Pete's Fish Market!  After that we headed to the "Hole Enchilada" bar (that's where this photo was taken) - FUN - then we went to Monterey to three different bars before heading to our friends, Mark & Stella's in Salinas.  Ok, first of all, I have never bar hopped - not even when I was young - that in itself was hilarious!  We spent the night in Salinas and were slightly hung over on the drive home.  Good times!!


  1. What a fun layout! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?! Sketches!

  2. Great page, love the purple - we don't see enough of that colour! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!


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