Monday, August 30, 2010

Crate Love - Mermaid Horse

I'm busy playing with all the delicious new Crate Paper, so I thought I'd share a layout.  This is Restoration, and Payton on the Mermaid horse at the Carousel by the Sea in Seaside Oregon.  While camping at the beach, we took a couple of day trips, and one of them was up North to Seaside.

Payton is a bit obsessed with two things:  horses, and carousels.  So when she saw this "mermaid horse" as she called it, she couldn't see anything else.  This was THE animal to ride.  Lucky for US she managed to snag her choice.  We may or may not have held her back in line just to ensure she got it a time a or two as well, lol.

For perspective, I trimmed the medium/large doilies with my 3 inch circle punch.  I also tried, I really did, but I had to do it again and put the title on the circle.  I can't help myself!  (I also glued those alphas DOWN as soon as I saw this photo up close, lol.  They aren't going anywhere).

My advice to titles on a curve....  have some sort of line to follow.  In this case, there's my yellow doilie.  The second piece of advice is to put each letter perpendicular to that "line".  It makes the title look less messy and more structured, and makes this "line" look more apparent.

You can actually draw a line and later erase it.  I didn't need to in this case.

I hand stitched a couple of circles as part of my design as well.  I just wanted the extra texture.

Crate Paper Restoration
Refinish pattern
Doilies pattern
Flea Market pattern
Border stickers
Chipboard accents

Sassafras' Apple glitter alpha was a nice pink compliment
Kaiser Scrapbooking pearls were a nice accent too.

Thanks for taking a peek!  Davinie


  1. Gorgeous layout Davinie! I love all of the circles and the hand stitching really tops it all off!

  2. beautiful layout! Your story is so funny because we have a mermaid horse on our carousal and it is the only one Bailey ever wants to ride. She gets really upset if someone else takes it! Must be something about fantasy horses and little girls huh? :)

  3. um, that layout is frameable. truly. it's a work of art and caught my eye- i had to tell you how much i love it!

  4. This page is beautiful! i love how the white photos pop right off the page and always love your stitching.

  5. Love it! I can't wait to play with this line!

  6. I really love this layout! It's so beautifully done and harmoneous (sp?)
    Thanks for sharing.