When last I was here, we were getting ready for the Rochester Fair. I pulled together this layout and entered it in the bench show. The judge must have liked it as I got 10 out of 10 possible points.
It is about the bike float we built for last year's parade. The theme for the fair was Pirates of the Tawatinaw River
This year, being Rochester's centennial, there were lots of heritage displays. I set up a scrapbook demonstration and showed some vintage scrapbooks. They are in the old school style of newspaper clippings glued with mucilage into scribbler books, also made of newsprint. Deteriorating rapidly, but of infinite interest, they are a good example of why you want to use archival quality products whenever possible.
Was feeling stalled and having trouble with the patterned papers in my "Around the Block" kit as they are too happy and cheerful for pirates, so I took a few rugged, masculine looking prints along to help get the mojo to flow while demonstrating, and I made this layout.
The day after the fair, I was off to visit Mr. Muddle as he is working way too much and has very little time off. Easier for me to go to him than for him to travel home and back, in such a short time period. So whilst there, why not stay another day or two and scrap awhile?
Oh darn, there's that problem again with the pp not working with my pirate pictures. What was really needed was treasure map paper. And since the nearest LLS is about 500 miles from the hotel, shopping was not the answer so I googled images and got inspired.
When I returned home, I got to have grandson, Cohen and little sister Beckyboo for two nights. Cohen has a passion for mazes. He had big eyes and an ear to ear grin, checking out these pages. I bet the next maze he draws will be a treasure map.
Now lets see how the CKC kit "Around the Block" and addition kit "Best of Show" are doing. Hmmm... very little of the patterened papers made it into the layouts, they are still relatively intact. A goodly amount of the embellishments were incorporated. Also a little paint was dabbed on while using the mesh as a mask and two banners, and a rosette were fashioned from scratch. Pirate and skull related stickers and rub-ons and a stamp joined in, just for this featured event. One piece of pp was brought into the line up (Harlequin, Kimberly Poloson, Fiskars) and all the designated cardstock has been used. The photos from this event are now on pages and in an album, and that's a good thing!
After a replenishment of cardstock and a fresh stack of photos is gathered, I will be back with new layouts when we come "Around the Block" again!