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!