Monday, April 6, 2015

Oregon Aquarium - MDSM108

Tami has a wonderful sketch for us over at MDS Monday.  You may view the challenge along with all the pages created by the talented and lovely ladies of the design team here:

I knew immediately which photos to scrap for this page.... our trip to the Oregon Coast and to the we took so many photos. We had a good time with my brother who came out to visit our new home and to spend a few days with us.

A few things to note: when creating the color for the Title word 'Aquarium', I used the 'picker tool' within MDS to select the color inside the Island Indigo Patterns DSP.  I used a text box filled with a period to create the dots on the starfish. I outlined the starfish by adding a slightly bigger starfish behind it in Basic Black.

I was so happy when I found the shark and the helm stamp, as I wasn't sure what kind of elements to use on my page. The page looked so plain without that subtle helm stamp in the background... and who doesn't use a shark stamp on an aquarium page. LOL! Glad I searched my stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background - Island Indigo
Stamp Brush Sets - Anchors Away (helm - Basic Black at 20% opacity; shark - Basic Black; starfish - Basic Black and lighter shade of Island Indigo)
Punch - Square (filled w/Island Indigo DSP, Basic Black DSP and Basic Black)
Font - Aurora BT (Basic Black); Bow (lighter shade of Island Indigo); Beach (Basic Black)


  1. Wow Diane, what an awesome page! I not only love the page you created, but you really did a great job with the journaling adding all sorts of details and feelings. The helm stamps looks beautiful, as well as all your color choices and accents. Needless to say, your photos are amazing too. All around great page. Thanks so much for joining us at MDS Monday this week!

  2. Fabulous page, Diane! I love the colors and the patterns you used. You really showcased the pictures well. Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday this week!

  3. I love the ship wheel background - very fun!

    1. Thanks Heidi! It was the perfect finishing touch I think! =)


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