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17 July 2010

Half Map Sketch

The Apron Strings "My Croppy Summer Assignment #9" was to use a PageMap Half Map, to create a layout.
In Lori's words: use it alone, mirror-image it to get a 12x12 size, turn it 90 degrees or use half and create the other half yourself.

What half map you ask? This one.

As you can see, hopefuly(!), I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right. I used two 4"x6" photos rather than the smaller size and then added a top half to the page. I think it turned out ok, although I'm not completely in love with it. I had a lot of trouble choosing the embellishments, and that took me longer than any other part of putting this page together.

The papers are from Stampin Up! (Haiku), the embellishments on the left are Tim Holtz (Nature) grungeboard painted with Twinkling H2Os (my new favourite), plus punched daisies, some sticker photo corners and little green flowers from my stash. The butterfly is a piece left over from a Kaisercraft Felt border that I used on a 90cm long canvas a couple of years ago. The two prima type flowers are from Kaisercraft too, and are also painted with Twinkling H2Os.

The photos were taken at Waiotapu Thermal Park, in Rotorua, New Zealand. Seeing all the thermal activity was very interesting. The top picture shows the kids in front of the Champagne Pool, where the thermal activity produces little bubbles in water just like in a bottle of champagne. You can't touch it though or you'd burn yourself. Much of the vegetation is covered in orange and yellow from the sulphur gases. If you ever get to New Zealand, it's well worth the trip.

Till next time - happy days!



Susan said...

You are on a roll -- love your work.

Lori said...

I like it - very "nature-y" Looks a lot like Yellowstone Park here in the states. It's amazing all that is going on just below the surface.