Monthly Archives: August 2007

Scrapbooking Layout: Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

I just made a vacation themed scrapbook layout featuring photos from a trip my husband Mike and I took to Hawaii in 2003. I have been scrapping pages from that trip and am sooooo enjoying reliving the experience. It was the vacation of a lifetime!

The main reason we took the trip was to attend our friends’ wedding; at the time they lived on the island of Oahu and they got married right on the beach there. (I haven’t finished my layouts of the beach wedding yet but I am having so much fun working on them! Can’t wait to get this album put together!)

I had never been to Hawaii before. This was the best way to experience it- surrounded by friends plus the natural beauty of the islands. Having that many friends in town meant that there was always someone around to hang out with and go exploring with. We packed so much adventure into such a short amount of time- visiting the botanical gardens and the museum, snorkeling, shopping, going to the beach, eating out, cooking at “home” (we stayed at our friends’ house so it almost did feel like home!)

Mike is talking about taking me back, and trust me I really want to go! But our friends don’t live there any more so it will NOT be the same!

Supplies and Techniques Used in the Hawaii Scrapbooking Layout:

Paper: #11266 Heaven Wash by Teri Martin / Creative Imaginations. (Wish I could find more of this paper! If you know where to get some please let me know! THANKS!)

Hand Painting and Spin Art: by Amy Solovay.

Paints used: Lumiere Metallic Paints by Jacquard products (I LOVE THESE! Well, I love everything Jacquard products makes…but Lumiere is on my top ten list of favorite art supplies ever!!!)

Luma Brilliant Concentrated Water Colors.

Rubber Stamping: Stamps: Alphabet is Pixie Love Letters by PSX. Numbers are Typewriter Numbers Creative Characters by PSX.

Inks: ColorBox Fluid Chalk in Wisteria; Rubber Stampede Acid Free Dye Based Ink.

Chalking: Decorating Chalks by Craf-T Products.

Punches: Whale of a Punch Tag Punch; Flower Hand punch by Fiskars.

Sewing thread: Vintage J & P Coats Boilfast Mercerized Cotton

Vintage Button: unknown manufacturer

Dichroic Glass Charm: Original, handmade by an artisan who sells on under the ID Dichrohaven.

More Scrapbooking Ideas

Thanks for your interest!

Article: The Art of the Still Life: A Guide To Painting and Drawing Still Life Art

For anyone who might be interested, I wanted to let you know that I wrote an article about how to create a still life painting or drawing. This is a guide for beginning artists; if you went to art school or if you are already experienced at drawing and painting still life art, then this article probably won’t tell you anything you don’t already know. But if you have never made a still life, and you want to learn how to do it, I hope you will find the article useful. Check it out:

A Guide For Artists: The art of the still life. How to create still life art, with an emphasis on how to put together a still life for painting or drawing. Thanks for taking a look. Enjoy! 🙂