I made another layout from my adventures with Tracee. You can see her AMAZING, FABULOUS page here.
Clues I used: Evidence: twiggy branches, silver metal, bird, rub-ons, jute/twine, grid design, wood, Glossy Accents, Textured Paper; Testimony: 6 word memoir
I actually had something in mind similar to Tracee's (although not as amazing), where I wanted the photos meandering down the page and even had envisioned the duck tracks, but it just wasn't working out for me, and I was pressed for time because I had to work all last week, so I decided to go with a grid design. In retrospect (and especially after seeing Tracee's page, I wish I had stuck with my original vision, but in the end, I'm happy I was able to get a layout done at all with the crazy-busy week I had. So here's mine:
You can probably figure out most of the story from the details on my page, but I'll fill in the blanks here. Tracee and I were on our way to a scrapbook store in another state. I was a little lost driving around the large shopping center, when Tracee noticed a pond nearby and thought it would be a nice place to get some pictures. We were up on a dock snapping away when we noticed this silly duck waddling around aimlessly--up and down the bridge, around the parking lot, and back again, his little beak opening and closing, opening and closing, in a silent quack. Both of us knew he somehow got lost and couldn't get back to his pond, but Tracee was the brave one who ran after the duck and grabbed him. She said his little ducky feet were burning hot from walking on the hot summer asphalt.
Tracee managed to squeeze him back through a narrow gap between the bridge and the fence, and stood on the bridge excitedly waiting for him to waddle down the hill and to the sweet, cool relief of the water. We waited and waited and realized the dumb duck was stuck in a bush (see picture 3). He finally figured out how to get unstuck and waddled the rest of the way to the water's edge, where he ferociously drank a bunch of water before hopping in and swimming away.
Here are some details on my page. Part of what took me so long to get started was the journaling. I instantly thought of "Loosey Goosey" and "Ducky Lucky" and wanted to make up similar rhyming captions for the other two pictures. I never could come up with those, so I moved on, and this is what I came up with.
In case you didn't notice, my six-word memoir is a line from Lynyrd Skynyrd's song "Freebird."
I tried to get a good picture of this jar, but it didn't show up. I covered it with Glossy Accents to look like glass. In addition to using a grid design for the composition of my page, I also used a grid stamp by Studio Calico, used with embossing powder..
Come see what the rest of the team and guest designers made with this Case File--awesome stuff!