Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Lagoon

Welcome to the montly Club Scrap Blog Hop.
This month the theme of the kit is Lagoon
and is such fabulous blues papers and
great stamps for wonderful pages, cards and projects.

I hope you have come over here from 
and seen her wonderful inspiration.

I had a totally different project in mind and then we went to
the Sealife aquarium in The Hague/ The Netherlands.
So perfect to scrap with these papers!
I used two of the ALSB pages for it and added my own touches.

The left page is a general page with the entry
of the aquarium, the fishes and owen getting
his pirate diploma.
I added some silver embossed sea stars to the page
and teal jewel stickers from the kit.

Also on the cut out fishes strip I added some jewel stickers.

I love using the cut aparts, they look perfect in place.

And here the righ page. My daughter took this awseome picture of
Owen kissing the seahorse lamp in the aquarium. 

On the ALSB discription there are 3 coins on the squares, 
but I needed those for something else, so I used
the small sea star stamp to take the place of the coins.

I just love looking at this picture and the sentiment is just 
made for my page!

So here is the project that I wanted to make and 
couldn't resit making it anyway.

After googling Lagoon projects on Pinterest, I had many
ideas and made a lot of them come true in this
garden light/decoration project.

I wanted to paint a glas pot, but when I looked in t garage 
for a fitting pot, I came across this perfectly colored jar.
With hemp and my macramé skills from some early days
I covered the pot. When arriving at the bottom, I took
all the ropes together and bound it with an extra piece.

To make the pot hang  adding 2x4 ropes and made some knotting
the other way so I could tie the jar to a hook in our
gazebo and added a candle inside.

For decorating I stamped, embossed and colored
the sea star, the sea horse, and printed the mermaids tail.
All were cut out and glued to the jar in between
the netting. 

On pinterest I saw all these wooden beach signs
and i wanted those as well. I made it out of  paint
stir bars. Fist a layer of gesso and next some acylic paint.
When all was dry I stamped the sentiments on top.

As I did not want too many pictures on my blog post
so i made some collages so you can see the jar from
all sides. I added alse some stickers on the pot.
When the light is on in the dark it has a wonderuleffect.
Sorry, I could not make a good picture in the dark.

Underneath the jar the ropes are also decorated.
Here I added the coins, glued the shiny sea stars that
came with the kit, added more stamed woodsies,
a few real shells and a mermaids tail.

Well, that was it for this month. Hope you will go on
the see what 
has come up with on her blog.

If you loose your way, you can always go to the
where all the participants are linked
and where you can also link your own project.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Annette said...

As always Hetty - you make such imaginative projects. Love what you have done with Lagoon

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your designs, Hetty! These are amazing!
Take care!

Tricia Morris said...

Putting your macrame skills back to work resulted in such a fabulous project! I love it, Hetty! And that looks like a fabulous aquarium and a great place to take the grandboys!

Cheryl Walker said...

Super cute layouts and love the photos, darling! Also love your pot and hanger, beautiful job!

Wendy Bellino said...

Hetty! Let me start with your LO's, they are just precious! Great photos, great design...I love that you made them your own! You are so right, the kit was made for your photos of this outing! And your hanging lantern?! It's magnificent! I absolutely love all the detail and the fact that you used your macrame skills to make the hanger? WOW! The hemp knots knots are perfect with the nautical theme! Well done!

Kay Williamson said...

Wow, that garden light is awesome! I'm so inspired to make one now. Yours certainly turned out wonderfully and is adorable! Great pages too, what perfect photos for the lagoon theme, couldn't be more ideal!

Lisa D said...

The kissing seahorse photo is adorable! Fantastic macramé project. I bet it looks spectacular all lit up!

Melanie said...

Great light and I love the LO. Looks like the aquarium was a hit!

Kelly said...

Yowza! This trifecta is incredible! I love everything you did, Hetty. Great job!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your pages are just wonderful, the boys are going to have such wonderful memories from these. The jar is is FABULOUS, love the macrame it always looks so difficult and wonderful. Great Work.

Capescrapper said...

Hetty, what can I say... you have really done it! The altered mason jar is phenomenal!! What a fantastic project. Everything is just amazing! Well done!

Finding Your Niche said...

Love your pages and absolutely adore your alltered mason jar!

kiwimeskreations said...

What amazing use of the kit Hetty - love the pages that you made to remember the trip to the aquarium, and your lantern is stunning - so very pretty, and practical!

APeeling Crafts said...

Those pages are so cute! That lantern is amazing! So creative Hetty! You inspire me with every project you make!

rettaescape said...

Beautiful pages and project!

Jill P said...

I totally missed this post. Love the layouts and the lantern.