Don’t Be Crabby – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I just had to… I know it is silly and goofy but it’s fun!  When I saw Paige’s Crab Design ID #267053 cut file I immediately thought of the “don’t be crabby” title and I knew I had a few pictures to pick from!  I like to take all kinds of photos and if I happen to capture someone in a not so great mood, that’s ok with me!

I started out with white cardstock and cut the crab!  At the same time, I cut a “crabby” title just to have on hand, in case I wanted to use it on my page.  I went through my Paige collections and decided on Pick Me Up, I thought the blues would make a fun page!  I added one piece of paper and a wood star from Turn the Page.

Before I got to work on my cut file I painted some washes of white and sandy colored paint onto my background so that could dry.  I also added a few splatters with Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine.  I backed the crab with a mix of all the blue papers, I intended to have an ombre effect but I ended up liking darker arms and the darker spots on top of his head, I think it gave the crab more dimension to vary the blues!

I kept the layout simple, I layered some ephemera behind the photo and tucked it in by the crab legs.  I used the super cute alpha that comes with Pick Me Up and then added my cut paper title!  I love how the page turned out!

About Lor

I'm Lorilei (Lauralee), I am passionate about memory keeping and scrapbooking creatively! I am a home school mom to a brilliant 14 yr old Hannah and happy wife to Chris! We live in rural Alberta and love the outdoors!

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