Wednesday, 24 February 2016


The waters between Newfoundland and Labrador are a 'hot spot' for whales (over 20 species have been seen there) and we managed to see quite a few including one that blew a waterspout as it surfaced. Unfortunately, they don't stay on the surface for long so getting a decent photograph was quite difficult. However I did manage to capture a fin and a tail, and I've scrapped them with the mid-month sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap.

I printed my photos as 3x3 squares and added a journalling card next to them, matting them all on navy paper to stop the photos disappearing into the background paper. I've been working on this album for a while now, and I have a healthy collection of scraps, so I just used some of those as they were rather than worrying about the sizes on the sketch.  

When I reviewed my album later on, I amended this page, adding an extra cluster at the top - see this post for details.

Cardstock - Colorset
Paper - Heidi Swapp No Limits, HOTP Ivory Sarabook, Graphic 45 Artisan Style, Lily Bee Double Dutch
Letters - American Crafts
Card - Project Life Summer
Sticker - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Washi Tape - KaiserCraft, Unknown
Ink & Mist - Docrafts

Fiskars Shape Cutter & Circle Template
Woodware Postage Stamp Punch
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch


  1. Super take on the sketch Amanda and I can imagine how difficult it was to catch a photo of the whales! Must have been awesome to watch though. xx

  2. Wow, I think you did an amazing job capturing those magnificent creatures! LOVE your paper choices, go great with your wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  3. I continue to be inspired by your layouts & I really appreciate that you post not only your lovely layouts but the sketch you used to start the process. I would like to see whales in the wild, so envious that you got to see. I think sometimes using stock photos from the internet can supplement / enhance your own ... I have done that a couple of times.

  4. it's nice to commemorate even if you don't have a great pic...i used to see whales when i lived near the Puget Sound. My workplace was on the bluff, it was fantastic to take a walk at lunch and see whales! BTW I have NO pictures, i am thinking of scrapping post cards.

    Any did a super job with the sketch and it obviously brought back found memories for me. thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap this month!


  5. Oh it must have been truly wonderful to see the whales! Lovely layout and great story documented! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  6. What an awesome thing for you to be able to see! I love that you used up some scraps and made the sketch work for you! Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  7. Wow! Great moment to scrapbook and great layout! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  8. How awesome is that to get to even glimpse the whales! Wonderful job with the sketch too! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)