Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Great family Pool Jump - Off the Rails January challenge

How could I go past this gorgeous summer mood board from Off the Rails Scrapbooking?  I have so many holiday photos waiting to be scrapped that it would have been a crime not to do this challenge.
The photo of the people jumping into the air together reminded me at once of a family tradition that we have developed over the years. Sometime during our annual vacation together all the kids will line up along the pool side, hold hands and leap into the water together. It makes for a great photo!

I used a background sheet of paper from Crate Paper's DIY collection which I inked and stamped to give a water colour effect. I am loving this new chevron background stamp that I recently acquired - just what I needed - more chevrons!!!

I used lots of ephemera from various maufacturers around my photo - which I printed large (8" x 5.5") as I think that it really needed to be a decent size to show the details in the photo (like the expressions on the boys faces and the way that Benji actually didn't jump upwards at all - rather he just got dragged off the poolside and straight into the pool ).
awesome and make for very eye catching titles!

Now for a page that my little 10 year old daughter Sophie-Kate made. She was watching me do my page using the Off the Rails mood board above and she asked if she could have a go too. Here is the page that she designed all by herself! I thought that her use of my stamps is really cool! She loved the colours on the board and also the summer theme. This year Sophie's adult brother and his girlfriend bought a puppy for Christmas and I think that Loulou has been the highlight of Sophie's summer - hence the page about the new doggie!

Thanks for visiting my blog today - hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying the glorious summer weather if you are here in New Zealand!


Lizzyc said...

Hi from Australia! Steamy day here today! Love your take on off the rails, love the photo! Fabulous details on your background! And great page from your daughter, she has an eye for stamping I think! Beautiful photo too! Look out, I can see a talented young scrapper 'borrowing' your stuff for many more layouts! Have a good weekend!

Lizzy Hill said...

Sophie's page is FABULOUS!!! LOOOVE the only clusters & how she has journaled her story:)) chevrons?? You needed more.... Of COURSE!!!!!! This is a great take on our Off the Rails challenge.... & I adore seeing the yearly jump!!!!!

Wendy O'Keeffe said...

This really is a lovely page. I love all the details and the fantastic action shot. So glad you joined us at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

Tina Connolly said...

Wow Sophie-Kate, you page is fabulous! You've done a great job!
Sarah, yours is awesome, love the photo and all the detail in your work. Thank you both for joining in the challenge.

Fiona Paltridge said...

What a talented team you guys make!!! Sophie, I definitely think your talent comes from your mum ;) great job both of you xx and thank you for joining our challenge!!

LucianaW said...

Beautiful page! I love!!! I love all details! Thank you for joining our challenge!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Such a cool layout, Sarah! Great photo! And I adore what Sophie did - her use of stamps is so cool! So innovative! Keep up the great work!! :D

Sue Plumb said...

I love this layout Sarah! Fabulous interpretation of the board and a sensational photo! Great use of colour & layering.
Sophie, you definitely get your talent from your mum, you have done a wonderful job on your layout too! I really like the way you used the stamps and concentrated on the colours from the board. Great work!
Thank you both for playing along with us at Off the Rails! :)

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