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!