Sunday, 12 January 2014

Catch of the Day

Todays layout is letting me share with you a fantastic day spent fishing on a friends boat.  We started the day at 4.30am to travel firstly to the marina, then out to the islands of the Hen & Chicks, 20km odd outside the Whangarei harbour.  The weather and sea were perfect all day, and the fish were biting well. 

I've used the sketch from Once upon a Sketch to show off my big catch.  Sadly the colours in the photo were shocking, and I couldn't get them to where I was happy to put them on a page, so I decided to go with the black & white photo instead (not ideal, but it works).  Along with the sketch, the theme at OUAS was "Lessons Learnt", so here OF COURSE I am sharing the fact that "Girls can do Anything".
I started the page with papers from Basic Grey, Karen Foster & BoBunny, distressed edges, stitched, inked, glimmer misted, stamped.  After layering on the photo with a bit of bakers twine, I handmade most of the flowers using my Spellbinders Bitty blossoms & Marianne designs dies & finished them off with some of Louise's beautiful pearls.  Pieces of Dusty Attic cyclone wire DA0737 compliment the page also.
Enjoy this lovely closeup of the flowers & pearls.
Thank you for visiting, have a happy, crafty day.


  1. Such a gorgeous fishing layout, Brenda!! I adore your stenciled/misted background and it works so perfectly with your B/W photo!! Such great elements for the fishing theme and what a wonderful lesson to learn! That's some fish!! I adore how you used your journaling as part of your page design! Thanks for joining us for the January Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! I hope you’ll stop by our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page to share your layout there for a chance to win our Facebook prize. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  2. Oh wow, what a big fish. I love your background. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  3. WOW! I am impressed that is quite some catch. I think the black and white photo works really well and I love the flowers and the kind of grungy background. Works so well and yes girls can do anything... Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

  4. what a beautiful page! Love the fishing net idea :) Thanks for joining us at Once Upon A Sketch :)

  5. This is a GREAT lesson & beautifully illustrated by your page....& WOWSERS!!!! Those hand created flowers look amazing:):) Thanks sooo much for joining us at OUAS:):)))

  6. Amazing flowers! And a nice story to remember! Thanks for playing with us at Once Upon A Sketch!