Here's the page I created:
And here's the Case File. Clues I used...Evidence: stripes, polka dots, wood, gold, banner, wet medium, nautical elements, clouds, sun (sort of), animal, wave shape, jute, triangles, buttons, ombre; Testimony: document an adventure, 6-word memoir
So I wanted to use this wave paper, which is sort of ombre, as the background for my page, but I didn't want to cover it up too much so that you could tell it was waves, which is why I designed my page sort of vertically. I felt it still needed another layer to tie all the elements together, but not wanting to cover up the waves, I decided I'd put it all on vellum, which did the trick.
How cute is that teeny-tiny crab? He's about a half-inch wide, from a border strip on a Bella Blvd. paper (Secrets of the Sea collection). He was a pain in the neck to cut out because he was so tiny, but I'm happy I hung in there because I love how he looks on the tail of the h.
I've recently made a promise to myself that I'd use a stamp on every layout I make because I have so darn many and always forget to use them. I was looking for a label to put "Rock Hall" on my title, and I couldn't find one, but then I realized I probably had a stamp that would fit the bill. I found one the perfect size (about an inch long) by Pinkfresh. The color of the embossing powder I used looks really off in the picture, but in real life it's closer to the colors in the palette. It's a mystery to me why the camera changes colors.
Those clouds are by My Little Shoebox, a company which I don't think makes scrapbook stuff any more. I wanted to add a sun behind the clouds, and I found the perfect piece of wood veneer to use for this. That "Travel Record" bit is from an old Teresa Collins paper.
How awesomely opaque is that white spray ink? It's by Dylusions.
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