Thursday, October 1, 2009

BoB Flutter Butter Quotes Abe

With Kyle's interest in Civil War history I have been doing a lot of reading these past couple of years. I have actually learned more about Abe Lincoln than I ever learned in school, and I have come to admire the man more and more. Last summer we attended a re-enactment in Greenbush, Wisconsin on the grounds of Wade House historic site. Bar none, the actor who took on the role of Abraham Lincoln is the best Abe I have ever seen, right down to the mole near his lips. I cannot help but wonder if this man has had plastic surgery to look so much like Abe. But more than that, his speaking mannerisms, hand movements, every move he makes - makes one believe they are interacting with the one and only Abe Lincoln. He is amazing! Last year it was near election time, and as "Abe" spoke at a meet and greet I seriously wanted to vote the man as president of the U.S., but I had to remind myself that Abe was dead. (LOL)

For the title of this layout I coated the green BoBunny Chunky alpha letters with "weathered wood" crackle medium, and painted a coat of blue over the top. Once the crackling formed I used brown ink to distress the letters.

As soon as I read the Abe Lincoln quote in the BoBunny Flutter Butter sticker collection, I knew that I would have to get a photo of Kyle with Abe Lincoln at the reenactment on Saturday. I have had this layout in my head for weeks, and when rain threatened our going on Saturday - I seriously contemplated a 2 hr drive in the rain, if only to get Kyle and Abe together under a tent. Fortunately, the day turned out to be beautiful!

A rub-on from the Alora pack was a perfect fit over a large button in the Flutter Butter button collection.

And what would this layout be without a copper penny - with Abe side up, of course!

Of course this layout would not be complete without topping it off with a owl embellishment created with BoBunny's Falling 4 U acrylic stamp set. Love this set!! I made a top hat for the cut out owl, but could not resist stamping off and creating a subdued line up of owls across the top of the cut out shape.

Some details you may not pick up on...
1. Note the use of Bohemian rub-ons along the photo.
2. When stamping with the vine and leaf design in the Harmony stamp set, I stamped the entire stamp with Brilliance coffee ink (love the shimmer of that ink!), used a cotton swap to wipe the leaves clean, and then recolored with a green Memento ink marker. This gave me a two color image. I then restamped the leaves on the buttercup yellow of the Breeze patterned paper, cut out the leave shapes, and layered them over the vines with a glue dot for a dimensional effect.
3. The flowers were spritzed with Latte Glimmer Mist.
4. Two of the stamped owls were retraced with a darker brown fine line marker - I just thought it gave the line up a little more character.;-)

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and take some ideas with you. BoBunny's Flutter Butter collection has such a nice range of colors in blues, greens, buttercup yellow, off white, and cream that it really is a line that works for all seasons, any occassion. Be especially certain to pick up a set of the "Life Is A Journey" cardstock stickers...seriously, I think this is my favorite BoBunny sticker set ever and it is one of the reasons Flutter Butter is one of my favorite all time BoB collections!


Lisa M. Pace said...

Fabulous layout. TFS

Julia said...

WOW Rita! This is absolutely amazing!!!! I love every detail, every spec of it..and too cute including the penny as well! I love that little touch! TFS Julia

Tonya said...

Wowzers Rita, that is one fabulous LO!!!

Sherry Wright said...

Love this Rita, way to rock the FB & owl stamp!! :)

Juliana said...

This is totally awesome Rita! I had seen it over at ACOT!!! Fabulous!!!

Teri aka Scraptag said...

Where do you come up with these ideas? Such a beautiful layout! I love the stamping detail you talk about, with the leaves. Just stunning.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring!