First Time to the River Huckleberry Finn

I'm back today with my 2nd project using the fabulous Scraps of Darkness July kit "Wayfarer".  The photos in the layout were taken about 6 years ago and feature my son, Patrick and oldest grandson, Chase at Montana Creek, north of Anchorage.  Chase is about 15 months in this photo, and it was his first trip to the river.  His middle name is Fisher to represent the fisherman we hope he will be.  My son is an avid fisherman.  He knows exactly what bait, weight, and way to cast that pole.  He should be able to!!!  He has been fishing in the Alaska waters his whole life.  These are very touching photos to my heart!

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The background paper is from Blue Fern Studio (BFS) and is included in the Coordinating Paper Add On.  I used it because of little bird at the bottom and the fabulous colors.  I did some stamping, stenciling, and inking around the photos.

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I cut a piece of green cardstock to mat the burlap square which is included in the Main Kit.  I also used a circle chipboard from BFS that came in May's Scraps of Darkness kit.  I spent a lot of time on the treatment of this chipboard.  I used the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in "Picket Fence" to create the gorgeous crackles.  Then I applied about 4 different Distress inks blending them into the cracks of the paint.  So much fun!

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I placed one of the BFS chipboard border pieces from the Main Kit at the bottom of the photos.  I also used another chipboard with the image of Huckleberry Finn going fishing.  Thought it was a perfect for the theme of the photos.  The tall skinny flower on the chipboard is a die cut from the Prima Ephemera in the Main Kit.  

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I fussy cut the Lupine flower stalks from the Vintage Artistry, "Floral and Fauna" paper from 49th and Market, which is included in the Coordinating Paper Add On.  

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I then created the floral clusters on each side of the photos using tons of flowers from different previous kits from Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance.  I tucked in some of the 49th and Market leaf and dragonfly embellishments from the Elements Add On. And, finally added some seed beads to add texture.  

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This was a fun layout to make.  I think it was the colors and all the wonderful embellishments I was able to use.  I hope I was able to inspire you today to make your own creation!!! Till next time......Hugs!

Kathy