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A day at the Zoo BY SUE CREASE

A day at the Zoo BY SUE CREASE

Today I'm up on The Mad Scrapper Blog  with this layout of my son on a recent trip to the zoo. I've used papers and embellishments from 49 and Market and chipboards from Dusty Attic. A full list can be found below.
I started by gutting a sheet of yellowy green cardstock, I cut down the Airy sheet to 11.5" and inked the edges and distressed before adding it to the green card.  Then I decided to add some stitching to an area that has faux stitching on it, I also added some inking through the Dusty Attic leaf stencil once I'd decided where my photos were going to sit.
I added a couple of rub-ons to the right hand side and then I made a little cluster to go under one of the photos. The photo of my son with the Rhino in the distance has been matted on to the same green under the main paper.
I popped out the chipboard and gave it a coat of black gesso and when dry I added a light coat of gold acyclic paint. I think it looks a little vintage don't you? You can see I added a black outline to the leaves along with a gold pen vein to the leaves.
This next photo shows the name plate displaying the name of the zoo along with the visit date, these little chipboards from 49 and Market are a perfect way to display such things.
Here you can see a close up of rub-ons and the top of the cluster made from the collage stack.
The butterfly is a rub-on and the chipboard is from Serenity. 
My sons favourite animal is the elephant and this one behind him is called Coco and is the eldest in the park and soon to be transferred to the West Midlands Safari to help with its breeding programme. Coco followed him everywhere he walked around their enclosure (to be honest most animals do tend to approach him when he gets close to their enclosures) it looks as if it is talking to him lol.
Just another little look at the chipboard and also you can see that one photo has been matted 3 times and put on foam to give height.
Thanks for stopping in again, I hope you like what I've made today and maybe you too could try adding extra to you main sheet of paper with either stencils or stitching etc.
Don't forget to pop in to The Mad Scrapper   to see all the beautiful things Janine has for you to gaze upon to start your next project.
Please find below the list of products used today:
Silver Sage/Smoothies 
49andmarket Vintage Artistry Essentials 12x12 Airy
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