Friday, April 5, 2013

Night In The City

I have been pretty productive at my scrap desk this week which has been so relaxing and I was even going to spend the day there today but I had a bit of an emergency when I was bitten by a rat, yes I said rat. My neighbours cat had caught it and was playing with it out the front (we live in a small group of units) and I'm a bit of an animal lover so I couldn't let him hurt it so I got it off him and the darn thing latched onto my finger and wouldn't let go, ingrate! Meanwhile the cat is trying to climb up me to get it. Anyway I had to go to the doctors for a tetanus shot and some antibiotics (we don't have rabies here in Australia so that wasn't an issue) so scrapbooking took a backseat - there's always tomorrow :)

One of the layouts I worked on earlier in the week was this 8.5 x 11. This is not a size I am too comfortable with but as I already had one in my album I needed another for the back.


I have had this instagram pic of the Sydney skyline on my desk for so long and when I got the cute skyline stamp in a SC kit I knew it would be perfect so I lined it up so it would match with the edges of the picture.


To do the background I took a mask and used watercolour to paint in some of the voids randomly and then highlighted a few of them with white gel pen. Also I used glitter zing to emboss my wood veneer to give a bit of sparkle. 
I didn't have a title for the page so in the end I googled song lyrics and came up with these from a song by Joni Mitchell. I liked the idea of a long title down one side so it was perfect. 
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5 comments:

  1. Fabulous design, Manda! That stamp is such a perfect fit.

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  2. WHAT!!?? a rat! ingrate is right! ha..!! how dare you, rat!
    you feel better now, Manda?

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  3. Oh my how gorgeous! That stamp is perfect for your photo and layout! And I can't even comment about the rat....I shudder just thinking about one!!

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  4. wow that pic looks so great with that stamp!!!
    and glad you are ok after the rat attack!!!

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  5. Loving the mood of this page! The work you did on the background and the gold accent are lovely! Thank you for stopping by my blog recently ;)

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