Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two-Page Summer Layout

In defiance of the freezing cold temperatures we've been experiencing in Minnesota, I'm sharing a two-pager from my vacation scrapbook today.  The layout is called "Rubber Duck Races."

Supplies: cardstock by Wausau Paper; hexagonal stickers by Jillibean Soup; label stickers, alphabet stickers, ticket paper, diamond paper, duck die cuts, flair badge, & buttons by October Afternoon; decorative stickers by Simple Stories; leafy paper by Magnolia; floral paper & yellow text paper by My Mind's Eye; striped paper & sign paper by Echo Park; blueprint paper by Jenni Bowlin; pens by Zig; thread by DMC.

It's always a bit difficult to see the detail on a two-page spread, so I've also posted photos of each individual page.


I used a simple grid design here, but I tried to keep it playful with duck die cuts, buttons, and hexagonal label stickers.  On each label I wrote a bit of information: "location=Pine river; cost=one dollar per duck; winner's prize=toy duck."


This page has the focal photo, showing how proud my son was that his duck won the race.  He's holding his blue ribbon and his prize duckie.


I really enjoyed creating this title--these alphas just seem celebratory to me, and the blueprint paper provides an interesting backdrop.  The final bit of journaling reads: "This was such a fun activity!  It was the perfect ending for our vacation."

These races were delightfully simple--you just pay "a buck for a duck," then the judge dumps the barrel full of ducks into the river and lets them float downstream.  The ducks are numbered, so you can tell which duck is the one you paid for.  If your duck is one of the first three ducks to reach the finish line, which is only a few yards from the starting line, then you win!  All this takes place in a lovely park, and the money raised from the duck races goes toward improvements for the park.  There is really no skill or strategy involved in racing the ducks--it's just a fun, slightly silly way to have fun and enjoy the park.  Hope you had fun "sharing" this duck race experience with me!

15 comments:

Lynette said...

That October afternoon alpha is my favorite at the moment. Your layout is gorgeous...I am loving the tickets that go across the two pages.

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

How sweet is this, Denise! Love the grid pattern and your double-pager. He sure looks happy :)

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool 2pages the colors matching perfect with the pictures.
byebye,Lean

Carol L said...

Your page reflects a really fun family day! I love all those bright colors and especially how you used those tickets to separate the panels! This is just FUN!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Definitely a fun grid design with all of the embellishing!
And love the ticket strips :)

Наталья Иванчук said...

интересные сюжетные фотографии! Странички яркие и озорные! здорово!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh what a fun race! Emma has a collection going if rubber sucks and have to admit I love them too!

You captured the event perfectly! Love how fun this is. The grid is perfect too for the little clusters!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh and meant to say yikes...you and are at extremes of locations. Come way down in Louisiana and it would feel like Spring! Can't imagine how cold!

Helen Tilbury said...

What a fun layout Denise - adore your multicoloured title!!

scrapbookertink said...

This is such a fun layout, love the use of the grid and those adorable litle tickets. Snow here brrrr x

Patricia said...

very very beautiful.. this double layout is so colorful.. bravo !

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is such a fun layout, Denise. Love the colors and grid design.

Angi said...

This is so fun! Love the little duckies!

Denise Price said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments, ladies! I feel like I really struggle to photograph 2-page layouts and not make them look wonky...this LO definitely looks better in real life than it does in the photos. Thank you for seeing the good in it, even though the photos were not the best.

Denise van Deventer said...

Great photo's and what a bright and fun double pager! Love the accents and details...fabulous!