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29 March 2011


After years of drought we've had a very wet year this year, and it has brought green grass (yay!), but also lots of insects and consequently spiders too. I watched a little spider build it's web the other day and went and grabbed my camera to take some shots. Then I went around and found others to photograph too. My kids will tell you that I have an unhealthy obsession of photographing insects, but I love the macro photography! So, I had all these cool photos and what to do with them? Well use them in a layout of course.
The Apron Strings challenge to use a box or block on your layout seemed as good a challenge as any, so I went to the Scrapbooks Etc site and used one of their collage templates to make the block of photos. I used one of their templates for this layout too. It's a quick way of putting a layout together, and very effective too I think.

I used Papers from the Pink Paislee 365 degrees collection, bought from Apron Strings. The white flocked designs are from a leftover strip of paper from my last LSS monthly challenge kit and the design fit very well with the papers. The letters are Scenic Route, also bought from Apron Strings. The finishing touch though is the spider web that I made. I just used some sewing thread, made the lines going out, then would the thread around those strings. I love how it turned out!!!

I'm also entering this layout in the Southern Girls "add an animal" challenge. I think spiders apply, don't you? Might stir them up a bit, amongst all the cute rabbits and bears, LOL!

Till next time, happy days!



Lori said...

Okay, first - ICK! Not a fan of the spider, but the photography is great; you can see all the yucky details of them, LOL. It's a great page and congrats on playing with your newest acquisitions

Teresa Zuehls said...

I may not like spiders but I do have to admire their web making abilities. I also admire the web you made for your lay out. Nice photography too.

karenw said...

We have spent all summer relocating giant huntsmen to the great outdoors - just can't bring myself to kill them. I love the spider web, great idea. And it is nice to have something other than fluffy animals to look at (but don't tell anyone...)

thanks for playing with us at southern girls. xx

Viv said...

Creepy things! Very cool idea though and love your photos!
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv x